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The Prospect Interview #168: Karachi Vice, with Samira Shackle

Understanding a fast-changing city through the eyes of its locals

By Prospect Team  

Journalist Samira Shackle joins the Prospect podcast to discuss life and death in modern Karachi. In her new book, Karachi Vice, Samira tells the story of the fast-changing place through the eyes of locals, including a journalist with a taste for risky scoops and an ambulance driver who sees tragedy daily. Samira joins arts and books editor Sameer Rahim to talk about her own personal ties to Karachi, confronting British stereotypes of Pakistan, and what she makes of the future of this compelling and fast-changing city.

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