“A Season For Martyrs” Now Available on Audible

March 13, 2015
cover[1]Bina Shah has launched the audio book of her latest novel A Season For Martyrs. Narrated by Pakistan's well known comedian Saad Haroon, the story follows a character Ali Sikandar during the final months of the slain former Prime Minister, Shaheed Benazir Bhutto.

Published at Audible, following is the excerpt/publisher's summary of the novel:

 
A harrowing account of the last three months of Benazir Bhutto's life.

October 2007. Pakistan's former prime minister Benazir Bhutto returns home after eight years of exile to seek political office once more. Assigned to cover her controversial arrival is TV journalist Ali Sikandar, the estranged son of a wealthy landowner from the interior region of Sindh. While her presence ignites fierce protests and assassination attempts, Ali finds himself irrevocably drawn to the prodemocracy People's Resistance Movement, a secret that sweeps him into the many contradictions of a country still struggling to embrace modernity. As Shah weaves together the centuries-old history of Ali's feudal family and its connection to the Bhuttos, she brilliantly reveals a story at the crossroads of the personal and the political, a chronicle of one man's desire to overcome extremity to find love, forgiveness, and even identity itself.


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The paperback edition was recently launched in Pakistan during Karachi Literature Festival and Lahore Literature Festival, both held during February 2015.

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