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Skyfall: Saba Karim Khan invites readers to imagine a world ‘much like Abu Dhabi’
Abu Dhabi-based Pakistani author and award-winning filmmaker Saba Karim Khan, whose debut novel Skyfall was published earlier this year, tells Anand Raj OK how she wrote the book during the pandemic and why it’s important to not let anyone tell you what your aukaat is.
FridayMagazine, The National | July 29, 2021

Fiction: Trying to Contain a World
Al though ungenerous readers might term this book barely a step above a beach read, Skyfall is a commendable debut novel by Saba Karim Khan, whose academic and professional interests boast a notable set of experiences, including a degree in social anthropology from the University of Oxford and working at the New York University Abu Dhabi.
Dawn | February 07, 2021

WKND Books: Abu Dhabi-based Pakistani writer Saba Karim Khan's hard-hitting debut novel
What makes women ‘troublemakers’ — is it their aspirations or their desire to break free from societal norms? Pakistani writer Saba Karim Khan’s debut novel Skyfall poignantly weaves in these questions.
Khaleej Times | January 21, 2021

'Skyfall': How Saba Karim Khan's debut novel aims to break Pakistani women out of 'boxes'
The NYUAD instructor's book tells the story of Rania, a tour guide in Lahore who strives to be a classical singer.
The National | January 06, 2021

All About Books!
Upcoming information about EAFOL 2021, with festival director Ahlam Bolooki, meeting author Saba Karim Khan, and chatting about books of the year with Flora Rees.
Dubai Eye 103.8 | December 31, 2020

Concrete Dreams: A Documentary Film By Saba Khan
After winning the Best Documentary Award at the Indian World Film Festival, Saba Khan speaks to BAZAAR Art about her debut documentary film, Concrete Dreams: Some Roads Lead Home.
Harper's Bazaar Arabia | October 30, 2020

How two young men went from the streets of Karachi to playing football in Rio
'Concrete Dreams', a new documentary by Saba Khan, shows that achieving your goals isn't just the territory of the privileged
The National | August 25, 2020

The brand that is “Pakistani men”
Saba Karim Khan finds much to unpack.
The Friday Times | June 12, 2020

How TV is connecting communities this Ramadan
Ramadan is the Arab world's most important TV season. This year, despite Covid-19 movement restrictions, fans are finding ways to share viewing experiences.
CNN | May 07, 2020

In Pakistan, sex workers face a cruel dilemma – feed their children or risk infection with coronavirus
Sex workers are not part of the formal economy, eliminating them from Pakistan’s Covid-19 relief agendas. Taboo exacerbates their invisibility
Independent | April 13, 2020