Anis Shivani - THE FIFTH LASH AND OTHER STORIES
The old securities everywhere are gone; identities are switched and tried on and
abandoned faster than ever; the media landscape saturates individual consciousness,
and makes lies out of centuries of tradition and heroes of plastic idols. THE FIFTH LASH AND OTHER STORIES daringly enters this phantasmagoric cauldron, where appearance
and reality have seamlessly blended, to complicate the picture even further, to turn
all we think we know about Islam and Pakistan on its head. The “truth” will never
set you free, is the ironic signature of the original voice defining this collection.