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Shahan Mufti: "The Faithful Scribe"

Journalist Shahan Mufti describes himself as "100 percent American and 100 percent Pakistani." Born in the American Midwest, he quickly discovered through his reporting from Pakistan -- his parents' home country -- that it was impossible to separate his family's story from the country's history. We talk with Mufti about the importance of storytelling for people and nations alike, and Pakistan's role in world events.

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Excerpted from "The Faithful Scribe: A Story of Islam, Pakistan, Family, and War" by Shahan Mufti. Copyright 2013 by Shahan Mufti. Published by Other Press. All rights reserved.

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