Amna Mufti, an acclaimed Pakistani author, expresses her delight at being in the UAE, where she recently received a UAE golden visa. During a casual daal roti lunch in a local Dubai cafe, she shared her fondness for the country and its multicultural environment.
Empowerment and Multiculturalism
Amna points out the importance of a supportive environment for female writers and praises the UAE for providing a sense of empowerment and security to women. She highlights the unique freedom and opportunities she has as a woman in the UAE, making it conducive for her writing journey.
Amna’s connection with the UAE is deeply rooted in its history and cultural diversity. She sees the UAE as an inspiring backdrop for her writing, given its rapid growth and lack of post-colonial shadows, unlike Pakistan. She envisions writing a novel that reflects her experiences and observations while living in the UAE.
Building a Literary Community
Amna plans to establish a community of book lovers in the UAE, similar to the literary circles she was part of in Lahore. Her vision includes organizing story and critique sessions, fostering a vibrant community for writers and storytellers.