By Manahil Bandukwala
When your name isn’t “normal,”
starts off the same,
“actually, it’s (insert correct name here)”
reply: “yeah, whatever, same thing.”
behind the laugh.
Manahil Bandukwala is in her first year at Carleton University, studying English. An avid writer, she has had two short stories and two poems published in anthologies in Pakistan and Canada. Currently, she is working on a novel-length piece that analyses more deeply racial and religious issues in Pakistan, as well as explores and exposes the progression of the younger generation. Much of her work, both written and visual, involves critiquing racial issues, drawn from her experiences and observations as a Pakistani.