A White Guy in Lahore - Derwin Kitch

A White Guy in Lahore

By Derwin Kitch

  • Release Date: 2016-02-18
  • Genre: Essays & Memoirs


A month before 9/11, Dana and Derwin moved to Lahore, Pakistan to teach at the Lahore American School. They fell in love with the city, people, and school but found that life in the region changed on that eventful day.

Rumours of American forces in the city and bounties on the head's of foreigners increased concerns to the point that snipers were put on their school roof. Yet, the enjoyable day to day routine of school and life in Lahore were eerily unchanged.

Finally, the expat staff decided to head to Bangkok prior to the forced evacuation notice. Dana and Derwin traveled throughout Thailand and headed to Kuala Lumpur before returning to Canada to live in their parent's basements.

Life continued as normal upon their return. They explored the sites of Lahore, made a trip to Wagah border crossing, and toured Sri Lanka.

Follow the trials and tribulations of living in Pakistan post 9/11, their evacuation to Thailand, and a tense return to Lahore.