Refugee Cities
How Afghans Changed Urban Pakistan


“In a detailed ethnography, Refugee Cities shows us the political reality of the predicament of life and struggle of Afghanistani migrants in Pakistan. This book is an immensely valuable contribution to a rather limited-researched area.”
Shahram Khosravi, Stockholm University.


“This timely and powerful book can be used by thinking and feeling Pakistanis to understand the historical debt owed to Afghans by Pakistan, and by the world.”
Anila Daulatzai, PhD.


“This brilliant book is urgently needed at all times but especially to illuminate our particularly bleak moment.”
Laleh Khalili, University of Exeter.


“The in-depth ethnographic research and thoughtful writing produces a lucid and urgent account; the lives and struggles of the author’s participants will persevere with the reader long after they have turned the final page.”
Arshad Isakjee, The University of Liverpool.


“The most compelling academic work on migration studies that debunks many of the so called myths on refugees in Pakistan.” Shahida Aman, University of Peshawar.


“Refugee Cities is an incredibly timely and important book. In writing it, Sanaa Alimia has helped to right a historic wrong – namely, the erasure of millions of Afghan refugees from the story of Pakistan.”

Saadia Toor, City University, New York.


Sanaa Alimia is Associate Professor of Political Science at the Aga Khan University.


Publisher: Folio Books
Publishing date (tentative): May 2024
ISBN: 978-969-7834-66-2
Binding: Paperback
Rights: Pakistan
Availability: Pre-Order

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How Afghans Changed Urban Pakistan

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