“The Sensational Life and Death of Qandeel Baloch” Book Release Date Confirmed
Sanam Maher who is a journalist and author, decided to take on the responsibility of writing about the controversial life and death of Qandeel Baloch after she was murdered by her brother in the guise of “honor killing”. Qandeel was a social media star that gained a lot of popularity for her bold and controversial content. People either loved her or loved to hate her. Her murder in 2016 rocked the nation and divided the public. Many were outraged over how a person could take the law in his hands and murder his own sister over personal reasons. And others were celebrating the fact that such a “disgrace” to society was no more.
Bumper week for work announcements from me: So hello! She’s here – coverreveal! A story that has taken over my life for the last 2 years — a story not just about #QandeelBaloch, but about the place that created her and ultimately found that it had very little room for her. pic.twitter.com/dob8rwXfwQ
— Sanam Maher (@SanamMKhi) April 24, 2018
Pakistan’s society has always had a strong reaction to honor killings, whether in support or against. Qandeel Baloch’s life was also portrayed in a drama serial starring Saba Qamar who played the titular lead. The show was critically appraised and Qamar won an award for her portrayal as well. That is why Maher’s book The Sensational Life and Death of Qandeel Baloch has been anticipated so highly by readers. The book tackles her sensational life as well as her death and the aftermath of it all. The book is now slated to be on shelves on May 10.