The Karachi Literature Festival

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The Karachi literature Festival (KLF) has been a resounding success since its launch in March 2010. inspired by the first time two KLFs (2010 and 2011) the Children Literature festival CLF was launched at the end of 2011. The momentum begun in Pakistan with the KLF led not only to the CLF but also to the Islamabad Literature festival ILT launched in 2013 the Teachers Literature festival TTF launched in 2014 and many others in Pakistan. This momentum reflects the depth of our historical literary and cultural roots and the great desire in Pakistan to celebrate the pursuit of knowledge, understanding and creativity.

Karachi Literature Festival

Karachi Literature Festival

The KLF and ILF are directed by Amina saiyid founded by Ameena saiyid and Asif farukki and produced by Oxford University press (OUP). The first of a kind in Pakistan they are open to all and free and bring together authors and writers in diverse languages and genres They feature debates discussions lectures English and Urdu musharia a book fair book launches, readings, signings, comedy, satire, theater film screenings, music and dance. Since 2014 the KLF and ILF have featured parallel art programming curated by ArtNow. Additionally the KLF has featured parallel children’s programming such as story telling puppetry painting singing and creative movement.

7th-Karachi-Literature-Festival

7th-Karachi-Literature-Festival

KLF attendance grown exponentially 5000 in 2ooo 10000 in 2011, 15000 in 2012, 50000 in 2013, 70000 2014 and 125000 last year there werer 35 speakers / performance 104 in 2011, 139 in 2012, and since 2013 the KLF has featured more than 200 speakers / performers each year.

Speakers

Speakers

 Speakers

Speakers

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EACH YEAR the speakers / performers have been outstanding including but not limited to these keynote speakers.

 Audience

Audience

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Four literally prizes will be awarded at the KLF the KLF Coke cola prize goes to the best non fiction book originally written in English by a Pakistani or Pakistani -origin forging national published any where worldwide. The KLF peace prize is a joint project of the KLF the consulate General of Germany in Karachi and embassy of Germany in Islamabad . It hoes to a  fiction or non fiction book that promotes peace tolerance and international understandings published any here world wide in any language translated in to english and written by Pakistani or a Pakistan origin foreign national residing any where world wide or any foreign national who sis resident of Pakistan.The KLF embassy of Franc e  prize promotes fiction originally written in English The author  (a Pakistani or Pakistani origin foreign national ).

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