Qandeel Baloch was without any doubt one of the most controversial internet celebrities of Pakistan. The life and death of Qandeel Baloch stirred enough controversy to be covered by the entire world.
Since her passing, several documentaries and a television drama serial starring Saba Qamar released to tell the life story of the girl everybody either hated or loved.
But now a new book titled ‘The Sensational Life & Death of Qandeel Baloch’ written by Sanam Maher has been released which will shed light on characters related to Baloch not previously highlighted by mainstream media.
The book has been written by Karachi-based journalist Sanam Maher who revealed that she took more than 125-150 interviews for the book.
The additional interviews greatly helped Maher dig deeper into the story of Qandeel Baloch and enabled her to talk about characters that have never been highlighted before.
Ever since the release of the book, Maher has revealed that she has received several messages on her social media accounts that aim to harass her.
More about ‘The sensational life & death of Qandeel Baloch’ book
The book’s description describes it as;
Bold’, ‘Shameless’, ‘Siren’ were just some of the (kinder) words used to describe Qandeel Baloch. She embraced these labels and played the coquette, yet dished out biting critiques of some of Pakistan’s most holy cows. Pakistanis snickered at her fake American accent but marveled at her gumption. She was the stuff of a hundred memes and Pakistan’s first celebrity-by-social media.
Through dozens of interviews with aspiring models, managers, university students, activists, lawyers, police officers, and journalists, among them-Sanam Maher gives us a portrait of a woman and a nation.
Book availability and price
The Sensational Life & Death of Qandeel Baloch is available from libertybooks.com.
Ordering the book today will get you the book at a discounted price of PKR 1,135.25 in Pakistan.