Book Club Pushing Forward

We’ve put up a poll on the main site for anyone interesting in having their voice heard on what Desi Writers Lounge should “officially” start with. We have six options to choose from, and in addition to this we’ve got some forms of interest over at the Paper Microphone Cafe for people interested in relaying their interest to us. We’re starting with 15 people max to keep book discussion maintainable, but might increase in future events.

A quick rundown on your options:

Burnt Shadows (Kamila Shamsie)
The Crow Eaters (Bapsi Sidhwa)
Without Dreams (Shahbano Bilgrami)
In Other Rooms, Other Wonders (Daniyal Mueenuddin)
The Case of Exploding Mangoes (Muhammad Haneef)
The Reluctant Fundamentalist (Mohsin Hamid)

If you’re interested or know of people who are interested, send them over to the cafe and ask them to leave behind their email addresses so we can keep in touch with them (we never spam), and let them know when the club will start and reconvene.

Any questions, comments or points of contention email them in to


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