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I would like to ask for your contributions, what have you read about Pakistan, what Pakistani literature would you recommend? I (and if Yasir and Florian have muse, they) will pick from the suggestions and put them up. Only stuff we read makes it on the list. Whether it’s bad or good quality, does not really matter. I am just reading through recent German works on Pakistan (will review) – up to now it’s all crap. We read Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Punjabi and Urdu. Continue reading

Language Proficiency Necessity

When your language routinely obliges you to specify certain types of information, it forces you to be attentive to certain details in the world and to certain aspects of experience that speakers of other languages may not be required to think about all the time. And since such habits of speech are cultivated from the earliest age, it is only natural that they can settle into habits of mind that go beyond language itself, affecting your experiences, perceptions, associations, feelings, memories and orientation in the world. Continue reading

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