Author Archives: Fatima Zubair

Fatima Zubair

The Pakistani Diaspora

Ghose, Suleri and Qureishi   “A serious house on serious earth it is…” Philip Larkin   The writers in diaspora are not dissimilar to Oedipus at Colonos where he makes Antigone, his

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Thoughts that breathe

Losing sense of direction in the scourge of materialism     2am: Under the monotonously whirring fan, I sit on my sofa revisiting some of my old literature notes. I come across

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Pakistan and the human rights treaties     Amid the state’s efforts to curb another killing binge in our northwest, through talks with Taliban, the following might seem anachronistic and idiotic at

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Traversing the unsung

Environmental protection and the global south Fatima Zubair Global conferences for the environment come and go. Some are a success while others not so. While these conferences, like the most recent Warsaw

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Our children, our future

Society and the innocent psychology Amidst the obstinate continuum of socio-political woes in Pakistan, what very often gets eclipsed from notice are our children. While many a psychology is being forfeited in

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Discrimination it is

Why are the blacks in the US still ‘the others’? Some five decades ago, Malcolm X wrote in his autobiography, “Thicker each year in these ghettoes is the teenager I was-with the