Photographed by Nabiha Zeeshan
Captions by Ghausia Rashid Salam
Oxford University Press (OUP) has established itself as one of the oldest and, at least in Pakistan, the most important publishing house in the world. Its Pakistan division (OUPP) is a core sponsor of the Karachi Literature Festival, the second largest and widely attended festival in the region. OUPP recently celebrated its 50th anniversary and inaugurated the OUPP Museum and Archives, which chronicles the journeys of both literature and publishing in the world at large with focus on Pakistan. Curated by Varda Nisar, the exhibits are a testament to the debt owed to the printing press. With pictures by magazine staff member Nabiha Zeeshan and text by Ghausia Rashid Salam, The Missing Slate brings to light one of the most important dialogs on literature: what literature means and what it will mean (in the future).
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