Maha Khan Phillips was born in Karachi in 1976, and attended the Karachi American School. She moved to London in 1994 where she works as a financial journalist. She has a BA in politics and international relations and an MA in international conflict analysis from the University of Kent at Canterbury. In 2006, she graduated with a first class degree from City University London's inaugural MA in creative writing programme. The novel was written on that course. Maha is married and has one son. She divides her time between London and Karachi, and is the author of The Mystery of the Aagnee Ruby.Dishing up the dirt on the bold, the beautiful and the downright ugly from Karachi's hottest page 3 parties! Amynah Farooqui writes 'Party Queen on the Scene', a weekly anonymous gossip column for a Karachi magazine. Amynah, who makes no apologies for her life of casual sex and recreational drugs, is the polar opposite of her best friends, Mumtaz and Henna, whom she wishes would lighten up-especially Mumtaz, who is too uptight to be the daughter of a drug baron. When party regular Monty Mohsin starts raking in the moolah producing a reality TV show called Who Wants to Be a Terrorist? Mumtaz decides to cash in on the trend by making a documentary on violence against women in Pakistan. And the ever-resourceful Amynah finds the perfect subject in Nilofer, Henna's childhood friend from the village. As filming begins, it becomes obvious that each of them has their own agenda-including Nilofer, who's not as helpless and innocent as she seems. The stress of the project, along with pressure from Henna's politician father, draws the friends apart. Then tragedy strikes and changes their lives forever. Maha Khan Phillips's Beautiful from This Angle is a sensational debut that serves up a cocktail of Chanel and cocaine, fundoos and feudalism, while on the search for love and happiness among Pakistan's swish set.
|Beautiful From This Angle
|Maha Khan Phillips