Instant City - Life and Death in Karachi

Author(s): Steve Inskeep

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Morning Edition cohost Steve Inskeeppresents a riveting account of a single harrowing day in December 2009 that sheds light on the constant tensions in Karachi, Pakistan--when a bomb blast ripped through a Shia religious procession, followed by the torching of hundreds of businesses in Karachi's commercial district. Through interviews with a broad cross section of Karachi residents, Inskeep peels back the layers of that terrible day. It is the beginning, and a constant touchstone, in a journey across the city's epic history and its troubled present Thrilling and deeply researched, Instant City tells the story of one of the world's fastest-growing metropolises and the forces competing to shape its future.


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  • : 9781594203152
  • : Penguin Publishing Group
  • : Penguin Press
  • : October 2011
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Steve Inskeep
  • : Hardback
  • : 304