Q&A with Pamela Constable

Pamela Constable spoke about her book, Playing with Fire: Pakistan at War with Itself, which focused on the political, cultural, and… read more

Pamela Constable spoke about her book, Playing with Fire: Pakistan at War with Itself, which focused on the political, cultural, and religious complexities existing in modern-day Pakistan. She portrayed a country riddled with corruption, devastated by floods, and terrorized by Islamic extremists. In this interview she recounted her early influences as a writer and spoke of a near-death experience as a reporter in Afghanistan. 

Pamela Constable worked as a Washington Post foreign correspondent and former deputy editor for 17 years. Her last book, Fragments of Grace: My Search for Meaning in the Strife of South Asia, was released in 2004. She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and a former fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. She founded the Afghan Stray Animal League, which supports a shelter and clinic for needy animals in Afghanistan. close

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Aug 21, 2011
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Aug 22, 2011

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  • Aug 21, 2011 | 8:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Aug 21, 2011 | 11:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Aug 22, 2011 | 6:00am EDT | C-SPAN 1
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