Saif cannot go to sleep. Little does he know that tonight we will uncover a mischievous side of his serious mother.
Together they will walk down the memory lane and visit the most special city. An exciting adventure awaits him but will he be able to visit this wonderfilled place?
The book speaks about the adventures Dr. Khalil/Meeru (childhood nickname) has when she goes on her annual summer vacation to Khala's city of Multan. It speaks about the healing power of storytelling and how Saif finds the simplest things from his mother's childhood magical.
What is the book about?
The book speaks about the adventures Dr. Khalil/Meeru (childhood nickname) has when she goes on her annual summer vacation to Khala’s city of Multan. It speaks about the healing power of storytelling and how Saif finds the simplest things from his mother’s childhood magical.
Why did Dr. Khalil write this book?
Dr. Khalil’s son insisted she share stories of her childhood with him. His insistence on hearing narrations of her past led Dr. Khalil to acknowledge the beauty and richness of her past.
Words from the author:
I wrote this book to take ownership of my narratives and redeem our country. My parents, my grandparents, and my family are buried in Pakistan’s soil. I owe it to them, to myself, my children, and to my country to share my narrative. Our stories are embedded with rich heritage and culture they deserve to be shared with our children. It is time we STOP being ashamed of where we came from. It is time to stand tall and be proud!
Is this book based on true events?
Absolutely. The book is based on the life of Dr. Khalil’s maternal aunt Fakhra Azra, and her tenure as the highest civilian female officer in the Women’s Prison Department.
Who is the author of the book?
Dr. Miral Azam Khalil is the author of the book. She came to the United States as a postdoctoral fellow at Johns Hopkins University. She is passionate about childhood development. In Glen Burnie, Dr. Khalil runs a new toy store and play space called Kheloney with her two older children.