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Constable’s portrait of Pakistan, its people, its poverty

Journalist and author Pamela Constable spoke at the Kent Memorial Library about her latest book, “Playing With Fire: Pakistan at War with Itself.” Photo Submitted

KENT — Author and journalist Pamela Constable came to the Kent Memorial Library on Saturday, Nov. 12, to speak and sign copies of her newest book “Playing With Fire: Pakistan at War with Itself.”

Approximately 42 people attended the talk.

Constable’s book provides a tour of contemporary Pakistan, exploring the fears and frustrations, dreams and beliefs that animate the lives of ordinary citizens in this nuclear-armed nation.

According to the author, “The most relevant way to look at Pakistan is not as a failed state, but rather as a fake one.”

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