Samira Shackle

Samira Shackle. Photograph by Peter Fingleton

Samira Shackle discusses with Ivan six things which she thinks should be better known.

Samira Shackle is a freelance writer and reporter based in London. She is the editor of the New Humanist magazine, and a regular contributor to the Guardian Long Read. Her first book, Karachi Vice, is a work of narrative nonfiction telling the story of five ordinary citizens of Pakistan’s largest city.

1. Private cities https://www.theguardian.com/cities/2019/jul/08/inspired-by-central-park-the-new-city-for-a-million-outside-karachi 

2. Rosemary Tonks https://www.poetrybyheart.org.uk/poems/badly-chosen-lover/

3. The Gish Gallop https://effectiviology.com/gish-gallop/

4. Pakistan’s Sufi shrines https://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/pakistans-sufis-preach-faith-and-ecstasy-92998056/

5. Eliza Haywood http://jasna.org/publications-2/persuasions-online/vol38no1/dow-simpson-seth-intro/exhibit-1-article/

6. Albanian sworn virgins https://slate.com/culture/2012/12/jill-peters-documenting-sworn-virgins-women-who-live-as-men-in-albania-photos.html 

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