“Repeat expat Manal Khan lives in fact, in fiction–and everywhere in between”
I was recently interviewed by The Displaced Nation, a New York-based online collective of travelers, expatriates and ‘global nomads’ pursuing creative interests, in their homes-away-from-home. Click here to read the interview, and let me know what you think!
6 thoughts on ““Repeat expat Manal Khan lives in fact, in fiction–and everywhere in between””
September 6, 2017 at 9:51 am
Hi Manal :) I had read your blog on ET and I felt like someone had finally written honestly about the conflicting feelings of being in Pakistan. The privileged lifestyle can get suffocating, and the polarization unsettling. I really enjoyed how you described it.
November 24, 2013 at 4:09 pm
It seems like the Pakistani and Lebanese societies are very similar, and you describe exactly how I feel about it! By the way, I read Samarcande this summer and loved it :) Enjoy Madrid, and Espana! (I’m a it jealous :p) And great blog! Looking forward to read some more!
November 24, 2013 at 6:59 pm
mayssa! so lovely to see you here :) when are you coming to visit??
December 1, 2013 at 11:28 pm
soon I hope!! I should graduate first though (next May) :P How long are you staying? Hugs from Berkeley :)
November 23, 2013 at 6:12 pm
I’m glad I read the interview, because I discovered your poem ‘Foreigner’. How refreshing it was to hear someone else articulating my own feelings about being a privileged, (primarily) English-speaking Pakistani so eloquently! Thank you, Manal.
December 10, 2013 at 9:17 pm
thank you, rehan, for appreciating and commenting :)