Category: Travels

De La Salle University, Manila, October 26th

I am delighted to share with you details of my forthcoming event at De La Salle University, Manila, hosted by the Department of Literature, and Master of Ceremonies, Dr. Jeremy de Chavez.   The Department of Literature De La Salle University A Reading and Conversation with British-Pakistani Author Qaisra Shahraz, Fellow, Royal Society of the Arts & Critically Acclaimed  Novelist…




APWT Conference 2015 – Manila

I am travelling to the other side of the world to wonderful Manila to take part in our annual APWT conference. Really looking forward to meeting my friends from around the world – writers and translators. I know its going to be a terrific conference with lots of exciting panels and speakers, creative writing workshops,…




Combating Anti-Muslim Hatred Through Literature

I am delighted with the magnificent posters created by students at the International Islamic University of Malaysia in Kuala Lumpur for my forthcoming events. See details for my session, Combating Anti-Muslim Hatred in the West Through Literature, Monday 19 October, 10.00am- 12pm, and the next post for my evening session.




TOUR OF KUALA LUMPUR: UNIVERSITY OF MALAYA

Looking forward to my forthcoming trip to Kuala Lumpur, and my visit to the University of Malaya. See details below, and previous post for details about my visit to the International Islamic University of Malaysia. MONDAY 19TH OCTOBER UNIVERSITY OF MALAYA Event: Promoting Peace, Building Cultural Bridges, and Combating Anti-Muslim Hatred in the West through Literature…




TOUR OF KUALA LUMPUR: INTERNATIONAL ISLAMIC UNIVERSITY OF MALAYSIA

I am delighted to announce my forthcoming tour of Kuala Lumpur. See details for my visit to the International Islamic University of Malaysia, and the next post for details of my visit to the University of Malaya. MONDAY 19 OCTOBER 2015 International Islamic University of Malaysia Event: Promoting Peace, Building Cultural Bridges, and Combating Anti-Muslim…




UNIVERSITY OF GUJRAT

It was memory lane for me when I visited Gujrat, the city of my birth, and passed my former primary school  before visiting the university. Located right in the heart of the city, there is now a new school in its place, but I attended school here for three years before leaving for England. Unfortunately, I had no time to go inside…





IIU

My second visit to the International Islamic University ― my main host in Islamabad. I stayed at the university guest house, behind the gorgeous Faisal Mosque overlooking the majestic green hills. Built on acres of land, I loved walking through the majestic buildings on the female campus, named after well-known Muslim women, and admiring the beautiful gardens and paintings. It was a…




Rawalpindi: ‏Foundation University

‘Today has been one of the best days of my time at Foundation University. It was a real honour to host Qaisra Shahraz for a wonderful talk, and an even better workshop.’ These were the words of Ubaidullah Abid Qazi. In fact it was a delightful experience for me too ― to visit this university for…




Rawalpindi: Fatima Jinnah Women’s University

On a hot afternoon, it was lovely to return to this university ―  my third trip, over the years, to the English department. After dashing from the Foundation university, where I had delivered an earlier session, I was met with a wonderful warm welcome by staff and students. It is always a great pleasure to visit…