peteg's blog - noise - books - 2013 09 08 MohammedHanif OurLadyOfAliceBhatti

Mohammed Hanif: Our Lady of Alice Bhatti

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I could see where Hanif was going with A Case of Exploding Mangoes but not here in his second time around. Alice herself lacks agency: stuff happens to her, and she gets ogled a lot, and so it goes. Parul Sehgal at the New York Times saw more in it than I did.