Titled "Overtaken By Events: A Pakistan Road Trip," it recounts a six-week overland journey from Mumbai to Karachi via the Wagah border crossing in early 2009.
SAJA members who would like copies for review should contact Ethan directly at ethan[at]aliveandwellinpakistan.com or 206-226-0509.Ethan has also begun working on a new book about Haiti before and since the January 12 earthquake, including responses to it by South Asian American physicians and others.
And feel free to forward this message to non-South Asian journalists who might want to review Overtaken By Events. Below are descriptions of all three books, or visit:
* Alive and Well in Pakistan: A Human Journey in a Dangerous Time is a
first-person, nonfiction narrative account of times spent traveling
and living in Kashmir and Pakistan between 1994 and 2004. It has been
acclaimed as “Magnificent … a travel book that travels through the
mind” by Ahmed Rashid, author of Taliban and Descent Into Chaos, as
“Intelligent and compelling” by Pakistani novelist Mohsin Hamid,
author of The Reluctant Fundamentalist and Moth Smoke, as “A search
for common humanity” by The Daily Telegraph, and as “Wonderful … a
model of travel writing” by Haitian-American novelist Edwidge
* Overtaken By Events: A Pakistan Road Trip, an account of a six-week
overland journey from Mumbai, India to Karachi, Pakistan between
February and April 2009, documents the human dimension of events in
and involving Pakistan since 2004. The purpose of both books is to
report on recent events as they affect ordinary Pakistanis and to
humanize Pakistan and Pakistanis for a global and particularly
American readership. It will be published in March 2010, with 32 pages
of photographs by Seattle-based photographer Pete Sabo. It can be
* The earthquake in Haiti is forcing me to write a long-delayed book
(as yet untitled) about my longstanding relationship to Haiti, the
episodes in recent history that I’ve witnessed in that country since
1982, and the significance to all of us of Haitian history and
experience. I visited Haiti most recently in 2004 and plan to travel
there again in 2010. The book will also include conversations with
eyewitnesses and early responders to the earthquake, including (but
certainly not limited to) Pakistani-American physicians and Todd Shea
of CDRS Pakistan. As with Overtaken By Events, pre-purchasing the
Haiti book will defray the travel and other costs I will incur in
bringing it to publication.
You can also purchase all three books by mail. Please make US$ or C$
checks payable to Ethan Casey or “Alive and Well in Pakistan” and mail
to P.O. Box 85315, Seattle, WA 98145-1315 USA.
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