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 

2. Rosemary Tonks

3. The Gish Gallop

4. Pakistan’s Sufi shrines

5. Eliza Haywood

6. Albanian sworn virgins 

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