October 23, 2020 5:00 pm 23 – 30 October 2020
Digital Edition

7th Islamabad Literature Festival 2020

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About Islamabad Literature Festival

The Islamabad Literature Festival (ILF) was launched in April 2013 and has been a resounding success right from the start. Inspired by the Karachi Literature Festival (KLF), the Children’s Literature Festival (CLF) was launched at the end of 2011.

Speakers

7th ILF Programme

  • Day 1

    Oct 23, 2020

  • Day 2

    Oct 24, 2020

  • Day 3

    Oct 25, 2020

  • Day 4

    Oct 26, 2020

  • Day 5

    Oct 27, 2020

  • Day 6

    Oct 28, 2020

  • Day 7

    Oct 29, 2020

  • Day 8

    Oct 30, 2020

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Live Event

Inauguration

Throwback ILF 2019: A Documentary Welcome by Arshad Saeed Husain, Managing Director, Oxford University Press, Pakistan Zehra Nigah Aur Unkay Tasuraat Punjabi Humourist Anwar Masood Ba Zaban e Khud Highlights of the 7th ILF 2020–Digital Edition by Raheela Baqai, Marketing Director, Oxford University Press, Pakistan
5 p.m. - 6 p.m.
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Live Event

'Every Detail Is Story': Book Launch of The Miraculous True History of Nomi Ali by Uzma Aslam Khan

6.15 p.m. - 7.15 p.m.
Moderator : Munazza Yaqoob and Sonia Irum
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Live Event

Chiragh Talay Roshni: Mushtaq Ahmad Yusufi ki Tehreer Shahzad Sharjeel ki Awaz Mein

7.30 p.m. - 8.30 p.m.
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Humain to Hairaan Kar Gaya Woh: Asif Farrukhi ki Yaad Mein

Najeeb Arif and Hameed Shahid Moderated by Harris Khalique
5 p.m. - 6 p.m.
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Down Memory Lane: War, History and Politics in South Asia

Urvashi Butalia, Nadeem Zaman, Anam Zakaria, Ali Usman Qasmi
6.15 p.m. - 7.15 p.m.
Moderator : Raza Rumi
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Book Launch: The Stained-Glass Window: Stories of the Pandemic from Pakistan edited by Sana Munir and Taha Kehar

Sana Munir and Taha Kehar Moderated by Wajiha Hyder
7.30 p.m. - 8.30 p.m.
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Saari Girhein Khul Jaati Hain Aik Girha Khul Janay Say: Amjad Islam Amjad Kay Sath Aik Shaam

5 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Moderator : Moderated by Tauseeq Haider
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Book Launch: Stories with Oil Stains: The World of Women ‘Digest’ Writers in Pakistan by Kiran Nazir Ahmed

Tessa Farmer, Madiha Shahid, Sidra tul Muntaha, Kiran Nazir Ahmed, Christina Oesterheld
6.15 p.m. - 7.15 p.m.
Moderator : Moderated by Kamran Asdar Ali
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Live Event

And the Twain shall Meet: Raza Rumi in conversation with Aamer Hussein

7.30 p.m. - 8.30 p.m.
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The Magic of Children’s Literature

Zara Mumtaz, Maheen Zeeshan, and Rumana Husain
5 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Moderator : Moderated by Khaled Anam
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Virtual Classrooms: The Promise and the Reality

Faisal Mushtaq, A.H. Nayyar, Umar Saif, Maliha Ahmad
6.15 p.m. - 7.15 p.m.
Moderator : Moderated by Maham Ali
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Live Event

7.30 p.m. - 8.30 p.m.
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Book Launch: The Nine Lives of Pakistan by Declan Walsh

Arifa Noor in conversation with the author Declan Walsh
5 p.m. - 6 p.m.
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In Covid Times: What do you Read and Write?

Ritu Menon, Ahdaf Soueif, Waqas Khwaja and Haroon Khalid Akhtar
6.15 p.m. - 7.15 p.m.
Moderator : Muneeza Shamsie
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Live Event

Eatisamul Haq Say Suniyay Shafiq ur Rahman Ki Mazeed Himaqatain Aur Ibn e Insha Ki Urdu Ki Akhri Kitaab kay Muntakhib Hissay

7.30 p.m. - 8.30 p.m.
Eatisamul Haq
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Kuch Taaza Yaadein Kuch Beeti Baatein Arfa Sayeda Zehra Kay Saath Aik Mukaalma

5 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Moderator : Amena Aly
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The Single National Curriculum: Opportunities and Challenges

Arshad Saeed Husain, Faisal Bari, Shahnaz Wazir Ali, Taimur Mirza, Rafique Tahir
6.15 p.m. - 7.15 p.m.
Moderator : Baela Raza Jamil
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Book Launch: Fahmida Riaz The Body Torn and Other Poems Translated by Tahira Naqvi

Tahira Naqvi, Noorul Huda Shah, Harris Khalique
7.30 p.m. - 8.30 p.m.
Moderator : Raza Rumi
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Pakistan’s Global Image: Where do we stand?

Huma Baqai in conversation with Moeed Yusuf
5 p.m. - 6 p.m.
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Book Launch: Love, War & Other Longings: Essays on Cinema in Pakistan Edited by Vazira Zamindar and Asad Ali

Iftikhar Dadi, Fahad Naveed, Kamran Asdar Ali, Asad Ali
6.15 p.m. - 7.15 p.m.
Moderator : Gwendolyn S. Kirk
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Virtual Voices: English Language Poetry

Adrian Husain, Alan Humm, Harris Khalique, Salman Tarik Kureishi, Momina Mela, Afshan Shafi, Ilona Yusuf
7.30 p.m. - 8.30 p.m.
Moderator : Mehvash Amin
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Science Fiction in Pakistan: Prospects and Challenges

Faraz Talat, Bina Shah, Nudrat Kamal, and Usman T. Malik
5 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Moderator : Bilal Zahoor
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Live Event

Mushaira

Sadarat: Iftikhar Arif Nizamat: Ambareen Hasib Amber
6.15 p.m. - 7.15 p.m.
Akhtar Usman, Khaliqur Rehman, Nasim Syed, Ravish Nadeem, Shakeel Jazib, Yasmeen Hameed