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Sell-Out Set Off
Pakistani author Mohammad Hanif, author of the Booker-shortlisted A Case of Exploding Mangoes, has all of Pakistan abuzz with his new play, The Dictator’s Wife. While Mangoes is a savagely funny account of General Zia’s assassination, the play is set in Zia’s bedroom, where the protagonist, played by Hanif’s wife Nimra, receives 5,000 roses from a secret admirer, just as her husband walks in with a briefcase containing the control button for detonating the nuke. Edge-of-the-seat suspense, and Hanif’s biting satire, has won the play sellout performances in Lahore, and will now be performed in Karachi.

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