Mina Malik is a writer and poet based in Lahore, where she lives with her four children and one unruly dog. Her poetry and fiction have appeared in Vallum and the Aleph Review, amongst others, with bylines in Architectural Digest, Scroll and The Nation, where she had a popular weekly column for five years.
Mina performs stand-up comedy with a feminist-activist comedy troupe and dramatic readings for children. She is on the National Advisory Committee for the Centre for Pakistani Writing and has recently co-founded Risala, a literary magazine for young people.
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