Ameena Saiyid and Asif Farrukhi present

Adab Festival Pakistan

Karachi: 31 January, 1 and 2 February 2020

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Pakistan’s historically rich and diverse literatures and cultures have long been facing challenges, resulting in stifled diversity of expression and in stereotypes we sometimes internalize. We launched our free, open-to-all festival on 1, 2, 3 February 2019 in Karachi, to celebrate writers and artists. Please mark your calendars for next year's Adab Fest in Karachi to be held on 31 January, 1 and 2 February.

We celebrate literature in diverse Pakistani languages, launch books, feature talks, interviews, discussions, mushairah / poetry sessions, a book fair, music, dance, theatre, comedy/satire, and film. We feature over a hundred Pakistani and international authors, and an audience of around 200,000 from the widest cross-section of society to celebrate not just ideas, debate, and creativity, but also community and public space.