Mahira Khan reads from Fatima Bhutto’s novel at National Theatre
Mahira Khan was invited to read Fatima Bhutto’s third novel ‘The Runaways’ at the National Theatre in London.
According to reports, Bhutto was in London for an exclusive preview of her new novel, The Runaways, which was officially released in March throughout the United Kingdom.
Journalist Mohsin Saeed took to Instagram and shared few pictures from the event and wrote,
“Two of favorite artists, women together.
What does it mean to be a citizen? With nationalist politics on the rise around the world, what do we really mean when we speak of extremism and how are these narratives shaped by race and identity? In an age obsessed with “post-truth” where do the true deceptions lie?”
He further added,
“Fatima Bhutto is the bestselling author of Songs of Blood and Sword, the memoir about her father’s life and assassination, and the highly praised The Runaways, an unflinching and moving portrait of radicalism, belonging and Muslim identity. Fatima Bhutto was joined for an evening of conversation and debate, by Gary Younge, editor-at-large at The Guardian and author of Another Day in the Death of America. With a reading by Mahira Khan at the National Theatre, London. They discussed Turkish television, how Bollywood may change through the decades but it’s women are always portrayed as one skin tone- fair- what it means to be an exile and more contemporary popular culture topics from Fatima Bhutto’s new non fiction book.”
He praised Mahira Khan by writting,
“Mahira Khan blew everyone away in the audience with her beautiful reading. This was the first tone ever when a Pakistani actor performed at the National Theatre.”
Here are some pictures shared by the journalist