NO EXIT is a story of a Pakistani Illegal Immigrant, Mujtaba, in Malaysia, who although caught in a vicious cycle is still courageous enough to fight tirelessly to find his true identity in his divided inner-self. His inner journey is both exciting and funny, paradoxical and tragic in nature. The naughty red pigeon, Laali, and his strict mother, Nasreen Bibi are the key constituents of his past, companions of his hidden world, and thus becomes his inner divided self in a distant land…crying out loud inside him.
NO EXIT is a long journey into his cryptic world. Laali, acts as both friend and foe, constantly challenges fiercely his playboy’s perspective on life. With the sudden presence of his strict mother in the decision-making phase on which way to go, the present becomes a blur with the past. Ironically, Pakistan still lives in him, in his taste and blood, and yet he is on a run with his white tennis joggers on! What’s going on!
Dr. Taimur Kayani is the director of the International Language Centre at GIFT University, Pakistan. He has done a Ph.D. in English Literature with a specialization in Drama and Theatre from Universiti Putra Malaysia. As an Assistant Professor in the Department of English, he also teaches and celebrates both modern and classical drama and takes a keen interest in South Asian English Literature. His Ph.D. dissertation is on Ajoka Theatre’s adaptations of Brecht’s selected work in Pakistan. On weekends, you can easily find him on the premises of Ajoka Theatre learning, creating, and watching plays. He advocates the use of drama and theatre in Language teaching. He takes an ardent interest in Film and TV production.