Daily Archives: August 27, 2009

The State of the Union

A friend sent this piece to me today via email. I do not know this author but I suppose that it has been published. We are posting it here for our readers. RR

Nadia Rahman Khan

My impending departure from Pakistan, coupled with the nation’s 62nd
independence anniversary is making me feel like a deserter. The past year I
spent in my country brought upon me the most fragmented states of mind. It
constantly felt like an acid trip that had gone on too long; or a badly
scripted film with far too many anti-climaxes. In a severe paradigm shift
from when I was studying abroad, I’ve spent the year desperately wishing I
could leave the country I didn’t recognize as mine anymore. Continue reading


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