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A Nation's Most Famous Novelist Decries Women's Illiteracy
By: Burl Barer
"The the reason so many of our women are illiterate is that they have been denied education," asserts Pakistan's most famous contemporary novelist, Mian Mohsin Zia, whose fanbase is primarily females in America, Australia, England, and Russia.
"How damaging and absurd for mothers, the primary educators of our children to be kept illiterate and ignorant," said Mian. "A wise mother will raise wise children. A well-read mother makes better-informed decisions. The benefits of literacy are blessings beyond measure."
The meteoric rise of Mian Mohsin Zia's international fame against this backdrop of female illiteracy is both inspiring and troubling.
Simply put, never in the history of a nation so written off by international publishers has an individual entrepreneur blasted himself into the stratosphere of praise from everyone from America's brilliant creator of the Spin Gym, Forbes Riley, Golden Globe winner Joanna Cassidy, WWE Superstars, Albanian Goodwill Ambassador, and model/ musician Denisa Gokovi, Italian recording artists, British and American TV and film performers and the list goes on and on.
Mian Mohsin Zia, the winner of numerous international awards, bypassed the traditional publishing houses in Pakistan to self-publish groundbreaking novels with built-in bonus features as one would find on a DVD. – multi-layered stories of romance, suspicion, betrayal, and ultimate transformation and/or vindication.
Raised as a sincerely humble Muslim, he attributes his inspiration to Islam, a religion that advocates universal literacy and the acquisition of knowledge,
"I was blessed to have wonderful parents who encouraged me to learn and grow, to read and learn and understand,"
"The problems that vex humanity – greed, prejudice, oppression, exploitation – will all give way to a world of cooperation, unity, understanding, and respect. Every book I have written deals with issues of the heart and of the mind – I aim to entertain and uplift. I do not preach. The world cries out for love, unity fellowship, and justice. All those are possible with an increase in literacy."
"Pakistan has all the technology, the attitude, and the potential," he said. "Look what I have managed to accomplish at my age. It was always possible. Someone simply had to arise and be dedicated to accomplishing the task. I am the first, but many more authors will arise from Pakistan, and many of them will be educated, accomplished, and literate women."
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