Karachi: Aisha Esbhani, a 13-year-old girl, a resident of Karachi when looked up at her bookshelf, realised that it was filled almost entirely with books by North American and British authors.
After she felt that she was missing out, Aisha set her the challenge of reading at least one book from every country.
In order to complete her mission of reading books from all nations, she started a Facebook page where she asked people from all over the world to come forward and help her.
She wrote on facebook, “After discovering that most of the books I read as a preschooler, as an adolescent, were by a British or North American author, I wanted to explore the writers of the African continent and the tiny islands in Asia. I wanted to explore the nations of which I had never read any books. I wanted to explore stories that had been translated into English.”