Alive and Well in Pakistan: A Human Journey in a Dangerous Time


Alive and Well in Pakistan, Ethan Casey’s landmark 2004 book of personal narrative nonfiction, has been praised as “compulsory reading for anyone visiting Pakistan” by the Harvard International Review, “magnificent” by Ahmed Rashid, author of Taliban and Descent into Chaos, “intelligent and compelling” by Mohsin Hamid, author of The Reluctant Fundamentalist, and “wonderful … a model of travel writing” by the novelist Edwidge Danticat. In The Daily Telegraph, reviewer Alex Spillius wrote: “The author’s real journey is a search for common humanity.”


Alive and Well in Pakistan has been republished in an updated and expanded 10th-anniversary edition, with extensive new material, in 2014. The new edition is available for purchase for $12.95 + $3.95 U.S. shipping, using this button:

The main themes and purposes of Alive and Well in Pakistan are conveyed in Ethan Casey’s March 23, 2013 speech “Why I Love Pakistan.”