“Repeat expat Manal Khan lives in fact, in fiction–and everywhere in between”

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Golden streets of Segovia, Spain
Golden streets of Segovia, Spain

Dear readers,

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”

    ayeshaakif90 said:
    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.

    Mayssa said:
    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!

      manalkhan responded:
      November 24, 2013 at 6:59 pm

      mayssa! so lovely to see you here :) when are you coming to visit??

        Mayssa said:
        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 :)

    Rehan said:
    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.

      manalkhan responded:
      December 10, 2013 at 9:17 pm

      thank you, rehan, for appreciating and commenting :)

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