Wajeeha Malik

Wajeeha Malik

The writer is a graduate of Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism and has written for National Geographic and Al Jazeera. She tweets @WajeehaM (twitter.com/WajeehaM)

Who is to blame for Saeed Book Bank’s impending closure?

Reading about Saeed Book Bank’s impending collapse made me think about my last visit to the store; it took me 20 minutes just to find someone to help look for the books I wanted. Once found, it was evident from the salesperson’s disinterest that it was not by mere chance that none of them could be seen in the spacious yet dusty shop. The help they offered was more abysmal than the look on their faces, with me having to run around two floors in confusion as the book arrangement was also haphazard. I eventually had to turn to technology and opted to use ...

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