Rafina: A Novella Hardcover by Shandana Minhas

Rafina A Novella Hardcover by Shandana Minhas Rafina looks at the glamorous girl on the billboard outside her window in Karachi and thinks It won t be long before I m up there Too poor for college and dismissive of marriage the clear eyed young
  • Title: Rafina: A Novella Hardcover by Shandana Minhas
  • Author: Shandana Minhas
  • ISBN: 9386215381
  • Page: 339
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Rafina: A Novella Hardcover by Shandana Minhas
    Rafina looks at the glamorous girl on the billboard outside her window in Karachi and thinks, It won t be long before I m up there Too poor for college and dismissive of marriage, the clear eyed young woman cajoles her mother s friend and Radiance beauty parlour masseuse, Rosie Khala, into taking her on as an apprentice Thus begin her brave misadventures from clumsy pa Rafina looks at the glamorous girl on the billboard outside her window in Karachi and thinks, It won t be long before I m up there Too poor for college and dismissive of marriage, the clear eyed young woman cajoles her mother s friend and Radiance beauty parlour masseuse, Rosie Khala, into taking her on as an apprentice Thus begin her brave misadventures from clumsy parlour assistant, to mostly dependable tea girl, till in a stroke of serendipity, she is discovered Poised to have everything she thought she wanted, the only thing standing between Rafina and that billboard are the people who think she should still be using the service entrance Get A Copy Kindle Store Online StoresAudibleBarnes NobleWalmart eBooksApple BooksGoogle PlayAbebooksBook DepositoryIndigoAlibrisBetter World BooksIndieBoundLibraries Or buy for Hardcover, 280 pages Published May 23rd 2018 by Pan Macmillan India More Details ISBN 9386215381 ISBN13 9789386215383 Edition Language English Other Editions None found All Editions Add a New Edition Combine Less Detail edit details Friend Reviews To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up Reader QA To ask other readers questions about Rafina, please sign up

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    Rafina A Novella Rafina looks at the glamorous girl on the billboard outside her window in Karachi and thinks, It won t be long before I m up there Too poor for college and dismissive of marriage, the clear eyed young woman cajoles her mother s friend and Radiance Rafina by Shandana Minhas Rafina is the story of an ordinary girl with extraordinary dreams Dreams that compels her to stare at card Girl on The Billboard every single day from the window of her home at Karachi The lady on the billboard is an inspiration to her and she too wants to be up there Rafina, A Novella by Shandana Minhas reviewed by Sheila The heroine of this eponymous tale, Rafina Khan, is a pretty young woman from a modest background in Karachi The novella opens with a statement made by a family friend, which Rafina overhears Book review Rafina by Shandana Minhas Comfortably Numb The heroine of this eponymous tale, Rafina Khan, is a pretty young woman from a modest background in Karachi The novella opens with a statement made by a family friend, which Rafina overhears It s the name, Naz, it s the name Who told you to call her Rafina Sounds like a dancer in the movies After Helen Rafina Cover Reveal RAFINA A Novella by Shandana Minhas From Jun , Announcing RAFINA , a beautiful yet heart breaking novella by Shandana Minhas published by Pan Macmillan Publishing India Private Limited Rafina looks at the glamorous girl on the billboard outside her window in Karachi and thinks, It won t be long before I m up there.Too poor for college and dismissive of marriage, the clear eyed young woman cajoles her mother s friend and Review Rafina A Novella by Shandana Minhas From The Jul , Rafina looks at the glamorous girl on the billboard outside her window in Karachi and thinks, It won t be long before I m up there Too poor for college and dismissive of marriage, the clear eyed young woman cajoles her mother s friend and Radiance beauty parlour masseuse, Rosie Khala, into taking her on as an apprentice.

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  • Shandana Minhas

    Shandana Minhas, born on 26th October 1975 in Karachi, is an award winning Pakistani writer Her first novel, Tunnel Vision , a first person meditation on life as a woman in a man s world In a coma, reduced to the sum of my biological function, I was the perfect woman Pretty Pliant Docile Accepting was published in 2007 and shortlisted for the Commonwealth Writers Prize It was later tr Shandana Minhas, born on 26th October 1975 in Karachi, is an award winning Pakistani writer Her first novel, Tunnel Vision , a first person meditation on life as a woman in a man s world In a coma, reduced to the sum of my biological function, I was the perfect woman Pretty Pliant Docile Accepting was published in 2007 and shortlisted for the Commonwealth Writers Prize It was later translated into Italian as Pakistan Graffiti Her second novel, Survival Tips for Lunatics , was published in 2014 A bitingly funny adventure in which a bickering couple accidentally leaves their two sons behind on a camping trip in Pakistan s turbulent Balochistan province, it became the first children s book to win a general fiction prize in the region, taking the Karachi Literature Festival fiction prize in 2015 Her third novel Daddy s Boy an amorality tale was published in 2016 by 4th Estate Mohammed Hanif called it heartbreaking and hilarious Ms Minhas has also written for stage, screen and opinion pages Her short fiction has appeared in literary magazines, and been adapted for cinema She is a college dropout, and a mother of three She still lives in Karachi where she co founded, in 2016, the indie press Mongrel Books mongrelbooks.pub

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  • There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve the fear of failure Paulo Coelho, The AlchemistRafina, a girl with big dreams somewhat un achievable for her, lives in Pakistan She has grown seeing the picture of the models on the billboards outside her home She knows that until something magical happens she cannot make her dream come true And yet she never stops dreaming.Her mother works day and night for the survival of the family until the day comes when she cannot an There is [...]


  • I am on the same boat as all other readers of Minhas when it comes to this book Rafina It is probably due to the lovely cover, the enticing blurb, the strong and independent Echoes of the title which makes way for a girl to show her real talent, and past works of Shandana Minhas that a reader opens the pages with high hopes However just 50 pages into it puts your feet as well as your expectations on the ground.So if you like light reads and reading about women, you may love this book but b I am [...]


  • But my nose is straight and my eyes are better How are her teeth so white Or do they just look like that because she s so dark Truth be told , we all are influenced by reviews we hear or read , be it for a book or an author I heard outstanding reviews for Shandana Minhas s previous works and right about the same time Rafina was sent to me.Rafina is just like all the girls out there Her dreams touch the sky but society dismisses them Her eyes always look up , not towards the sky but the But my no [...]


  • Read The Full Review Here REVIEWED BY SOHINEE DEY Rafina is the story of an ordinary girl with extraordinary dreams Dreams that compels her to stare at card Girl on The Billboard every single day from the window of her home at Karachi The lady on the billboard is an inspiration to her and she too wants to be up there one day and look down at the whole city of Karachi She wants to be a model and wants people to her All in all, she wants to be famous Read The Full Review Here REVI [...]


  • Reading the blurb of this book makes one expect a unique and refreshing story Perhaps the journey and struggles of a strong woman It was a huge disappointment when I discovered that this book is nothing like that.I liked the author s writing style She had a good way of providing vivid descriptions The problem is that I didn t like the things she was describing and they went on and on.The story follows Rafina as she starts working at a salon and eventually gets discovered It shows the shad Readin [...]


  • This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here No one is any better or worse than anyone else Rafina is a story of Rafina who is an ambitious young girl living in a 2 room police quarter on the 3rd floor of service compound in Karachi, Pakistan From the vantage of her room s window, she can see a billboard with a model s face on that and she has a dream of being on that billboard some day.The headlights from the cars that fed the road, illuminated her bedroom wal [...]


  • Actual Rating 2.75 StarsAS SEEN ON A THOUSAND WORDS A MILLION BOOKS I received a review copy from Pan Macmillan India in exchange for an honest review All thoughts and opinions are entirely my own THOUGHTS BEFORE READING THE BOOK 1 This cover is pretty AND, I mean VERY PRETTY.2 YAY for books set in the Desi Pakistani world There can never be enough of them out there 3 I really hope this is a feminist journeyOUGHTS AFTER READING THIS BOOK 1 I m just not sure what I felt while rea Actual R [...]


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