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"[Mufti's] talent for explaining the political through the personal—particularly the "tormented embrace" between his home countries—benefits from the uncanny convergence of his family's milestones with Pakistan's." —The New Yorker

"An undeniable visionary, Mufti insightfully glances back at Pakistan’s past and nods hopefully toward its precarious future." —Kirkus

“If you want to understand Pakistan and the Pakistani-American relationship, read this book.” —Ryan Crocker, former American Ambassador to Pakistan 

"With clarity and depth, [Mufti] penetrates the country’s complex history, summarizing key moments and their impact on ordinary people." Minneapolis Star Tribune

"The Faithful Scribe is an impassioned and insightful look into the heart of a troubled but vital country." —Vali Nasr, author of The Dispensable Nation: American Foreign Policy in Retreat






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