Constable, Pamela. Playing with Fire: Pakistan at War with Itself. New York: Random House, Inc., 2011. By Fouzia Rafi
Pamela Constable’s book Playing with Fire: Pakistan at War with Itself focuses on themes of injustice, terrorism, feudalism, honor killing, religious intolerance, and human suffering. It serves as a record of Pakistan’s contemporary political history. Constable’s audience is quite broad, and appeals to not only political scientists and other academics, but also to media professionals, lawyers, humanists, private sector professionals, and ordinary people. It is written in a simple and riveting style such that it would be legible to undergraduates and even high school students.