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Rafia Zakaria

Rafia Zakaria is the author of “The Upstairs Wife: An Intimate History of Pakistan” and “Veil.” She writes regularly for The Guardian, the Boston Review, the New Republic, the New York Times Book Review and many other publications.
Twitter: @rafiazakaria

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Even in death, Sabika Sheikh brings people together

She wanted to be a diplomat and make her country proud, but on Wednesday Sabika Sheikh’s coffin, draped in a Pakistani flag, arrived in Karachi, the city where she was born and raised. This is not how her parents had expected to welcome her home.

May 23, 2018