A new book from the Karachi-based journalist Sanam Maher investigates the life and violent death of Qandeel Baloch, Pakistan's first social media star—and unlikely feminist icon. Maher draws from interviews and on-the-ground reporting in rural Pakistan, as she examines the carefully curated image Baloch chose to present to the world, and what the polarised response tells us about Pakistani society. The book has attracted praise from Fatima Bhutto, Olivia Sudjic and Molly Crabapple, among others.
We spoke to Sanam Maher, the author A Woman Like Her: The Short Life of Qandeel Baloch, to find out more.
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