Rafia Zakaria is an attorney, human rights activist, and the author of The Upstairs Wife: An Intimate History of Pakistan (Beacon 2015), which was named one of Newsweek’s Top 10 non-fiction books of 2015. Her work has appeared in The Guardian Books, The New York Times Book Review, The New Republic, The New York Times, Al Jazeera America, Dissent, Guernica, and various other venues. Her next book will be published by Bloomsbury in 2017. She served on the Board of Amnesty International USA 2009-2015.

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