Did you hear the one about the kangaroo and the Karachi comedian? Well, if you haven't yet chuckled over this unlikely combination, it's time to investigate Sami Shah's story of life in Western Australia, his new home. Pakistani born and bred, with a sojourn in the United States for tertiary education, Sami Shah is well qualified to reflect on the tension between Muslim orthodoxy and Western culture, modern Islam, and the migrant experience, and he doesn't hold back ...
Confronting, inspiring and capable of inducing involuntary laughter, this is an engaging memoir infused with the humour and insight one would expect from Pakistan's first stand-up comedian.
Comments from BDS Reviewers:"The book is written with humour, as you would expect, but it's also written with compassion - no-one is denigrated or written off."
"A fascinating account of life in Karachi with many details of family life, schooling, business and leisure."
"I found it an exceedingly interesting book overall."
"It is a frank and often humorous account of Sami's life. He doesn't shirk the hurt of being the butt of racial prejudice."
It's an insider's account of the life of well-off, educated city people in Pakistan."
"I think this would be an important and valuable additIon to the BDS catalogue."
Categories: Non fiction, Biography, Contemporary, Culture/Ethnic/Racial, Humour, Morals/Ethics, Religion, Social commentary/perspectives, Pakistan, Australia, 2017 Title - New to Scheme