Tag: Rafia Zakaria
Rafia Zakaria: Bogotá DividedSeptember 2013
Juan Gabriel Vásquez’s The Sound of Things Falling explores the imperceptible boundaries and lingering wounds of the Colombian drug wars.
Rafia Zakaria: The Tragedies of Other PlacesApril 2013
In the wake of the Boston Marathon bombing, a columnist for Pakistan’s largest English newspaper reflects on why violent attacks leave a more lasting impression if they happen on American soil.
Rafia Zakaria: Fighting is ForbiddenNovember 2012
Recent Islamist politics have turned the holy month of Muharram into a time of battle. Facing mounting violence, Karachi enters the Muslim year 1434 as a city under siege.
Rafia Zakaria: The Retired TerroristMay 2012
Before Osama bin Laden was killed in Abbottabad, he was locked in a house for five months with three wives and over a dozen children.
Life and Death in KarachiJanuary 2012 The NPR host and reporter on what Americans miss when they consider Karachi, the city's resilience, and what Jinnah really envisioned in Pakistan.
Muslim GrrrlsSeptember 2010
After successfully employing Islamic law in the U.S. court system, our writer realizes that Sharia and feminism aren’t always mutually exclusive.