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First Islamabad Literature Festival

The Islamabad Literature Festival is the first of its kind in the city that was held from 30 April to 1 May.

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Islamabad Literature Festival
Islamabad Literature Festival

The first Islamabad Literature Festival (ILF) took place earlier this week. This event, which was supported by the British Council, celebrated authors’ writing in diverse languages, genres and traditions. It featured debates, discussions, lectures, mushairah, a book fair, book launches, readings, signings, comedy, satire, theatre and much more.

The ILF follows on from the successful Karachi and Lahore Literature Festivals which took place earlier this year. The recent rise in vibrant Pakistani literature festivals has been welcomed by many. All three events offered a platform from which to celebrate the variety of Pakistan’s literary and cultural roots, but also to project the energy and creative talent from Pakistan’s future authors.

Watch the video on UK in Pakistan Vimeo Channel and Facebook Page.

Published 3 May 2013