Reporting on the Rise of an “Instant City”

"Instant City: Life and Death in Karachi," by Steve Inskeep (Published by The Penguin Press)

(KCPW News) A population explosion from 400,000 in the mid-20th Century to more than 13 million today earns Karachi, Pakistan, the title of an “instant city” in a new book authored by Morning Edition co-host Steve Inskeep. Instant City: Life and Death in Karachi chronicles the rise of the global city through Inskeep’s reporting from the volatile region. He spoke with KCPW’s Jeff Robinson about what he learned from his research and from talking with everyday people in Karachi.


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