Karachi, February 11, 2012
Dr. Marilyn Wyatt, spouse of U.S. Ambassador Cameron Munter, speaks on the opening of the Karachi Literature Pageant on Saturday, February 11, 2012.
America Consulate Basic Karachi supported for the second 12 months a significant worldwide literature pageant in Karachi to acknowledge and promote Pakistan’s exceptional literary expertise. The 2-day occasion introduced collectively an array of authors, intellectuals, and media personalities from Pakistan and overseas.
This 12 months, america sponsored the participation of Pakistani-American Nafisa Haji, the writer of two critically acclaimed novels, “The Writings on My Brow,” and, “The Sweetness of Tears.”Through the pageant, Haji participated in a panel moderated by Dr. Marilyn Wyatt, spouse of U.S. Ambassador Cameron Munter, entitled “Ladies Writing Ladies: A Dialog with Nafisa Haji, Bina Shah, and Maniza Naqvi.”
Talking on the opening of the pageant on February 11, Dr. Marilyn Wyatt inspired contributors to donate a guide bought on the Karachi Literature Pageant to highschool libraries supported by the Ambassador’s Fund in Karachi. “Donating a guide so a baby can learn is an effort during which we are able to all participate, as a result of everyone knows how essential it’s,” Dr. Wyatt remarked on the occasion. The Oxford College Press has pledged to donate 5,000 books to highschool libraries supported by the Ambassador’s Fund as nicely.
America, by way of the Ambassador’s Fund, has dedicated to construct or refurbish library rooms in as much as 10 colleges serving needy youngsters in Karachi and surrounding areas. The Ambassador’s Fund gives grants to these working to strengthen civil society, neighborhood improvement, and grass roots initiatives.
U.S. assist of the Karachi Literature Pageant is a part of a long-term dedication by america to accomplice with Pakistan within the improvement, promotion, and preservation of indigenous arts and tradition.