LAHORE: The Aleph Review, Pakistan’s foremost literary publication, in collaboration with the Taufiq Rafat Foundation, founded in memory of the late poet Taufiq Rafat (1927-1998) are proud to host the launch of The Inside City — a debut book by Anita Mir. The launch will be held at 5pm on Thursday 27th June, 2019 at the Research & Publication Centre in Lahore. (Second floor, 65 Main Gulberg, behind Indesign showroom)
The Inside City encompasses a story beginning right after World War I, and ending in the ‘60s.
Amrau Dar is waiting for a prediction about her son Awais to come true. Unconcerned with the politics of the time, she is focused on the journey her son must take. Awais takes her obsession lightly but makes a chance discovery that leads him to map Lahore’s inner city as his beloved sister, Maryam, discovers the world of mathematics. Fearing that the prediction has gone wrong, Amrau takes a series of decisions that will change all their lives.
Anita Mir was born in Lahore, Pakistan and spent her childhood in County Durham and Wales, before moving back to Lahore. She has worked as a journalist, as well as in the development sector. Currently living in London, she is a playwright and an academic.