Shahan Mufti: "The Faithful Scribe" | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

WAMU 88.5 : The Kojo Nnamdi Show

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.

Read An Excerpt

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.

WAMU 88.5

Art Beat With Lauren Landau, Oct. 23

You can see a play and hear music made famous by film.

NPR

How 'Foodies' Were Duped Into Thinking McDonald's Was High-End Food

A viral video shows people lauding fare billed as an "organic" fast-food option that was actually McDonald's. It wasn't just pranksters playing tricks on these poor folks, but maybe their brains, too.
NPR

Frank Mankiewicz, Aide Who Announced Robert Kennedy's Death, Dies

The journalist, political aide and author was Kennedy's press secretary when he died in 1968. Mankiewicz also ran Sen. George McGovern's presidential campaign. He died Thursday night at the age of 90.
NPR

Calling 911 On Your Cell? It's Harder To Find You Than You Think

If you call 911 from inside a tall building, emergency responders may have difficulty finding you. Cellphone GPS technology currently doesn't work well indoors — but the FCC hopes to change that.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.