A woman like her : the story behind the honor killing of a social media star
—Maher, Sanam, author.
Book
2020
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"Qandeel Baloch was just another young model until her melodramatic audition for Pakistan Idol went viral. Viewed by millions, overnight she became her country's first internet celebrity. She cultivated this audience with provocative selfies and films posted to social media. But in a society where longstanding patriarchal traditions hold fierce, opposition to her liberal and outspoken attitude became increasingly frightening. She remained defiant, which seemed to make her an even bigger star -- until she was murdered in a suspected honor killing by her own brother. With the prose of a novelist and the shrewdness of a journalist, Sanam Maher examines Qandeel's riveting life and death and the continued impact she has had on Pakistani culture"-- Provided by publisher.

Item Details
Subjects:
Baloch, Qandeel, 1990-2016.
Celebrities -- Pakistan -- Biography.
Honor killings -- Pakistan.
Internet personalities -- Pakistan -- Biography.
Models (Persons) -- Pakistan -- Biography.
Online social networks -- Pakistan.
Pakistan -- Social life and customs -- 21st century.
Social media -- Pakistan -- Public opinion.
Women in mass media -- Biography.
Genre:
Biographies.
ISBN:
9781612198408
1612198406
Description:
xix, 235 pages ; 24 cm
Notes:
"First published in 2018 in India as The Sensational Life and Death of Qandeel Baloch by Aleph Book Company"--Title page verso.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
LCCN:
2019949143
Link to PAC
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