Shaheed: The Dream and Death of Benazir Bhutto

Friday, March 15, 2013 - 7:30pm

The Brennan Center for Justice, Culture Project, and the Asian American Writers Workshop present:

Shaheed: The Dream and Death of Benazir Bhutto

Friday March 15

Writer/performer Anna Khaja sheds light on the historical and political forces surrounding Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, who was assassinated in 2007 while attempting to reunite a nation bitterly divided over the ideals of Islam and democracy. Through the monologues of eight characters that take place in the minutes before Bhutto's death—including Condoleezza Rice and Bhutto herself—we see how Bhutto's life and death resonate far beyond the boundaries of Pakistan, reshaping the discourse on political Islam and the relationship between the West and the Muslim world.

Join us for a special performance of this illuminating play followed by a post-show discussion featuring:

  • Anna Khaja Writer and star of Shaheed
  • Ramzi Kassem Associate Professor of Law, City University of New York
  • Manan Ahmed, Assistant Professor of History, Columbia University
  • Madiha Tahir, Journalist and editor of Dispatches from Pakistan
  • Faiza Patel Co-Director, Liberty & National Security Program, Brennan Center for Justice


The Culture Project
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New York, NY 10012
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Co-sponsored with Culture Project and the Asian American Writers Workshop.