Category: A Pair Of Jeans

Visit to Kinnaird College & International Centre for Pakistani writing in English – ICPWE

Visit to Kinnaird College It was wonderful to visit Kinnaird College again – my third visit to this marvelous place which now houses an equally marvelous writers’ centre – the International Centre For Pakistani Writing in English (ICPWE) headed by the Founder Director Mr. M. Athar Tahir-Chowdhry, a poet, an artist and a former diplomat, who I…




Visit to Genoveva Gymnasium Köln-Mülheim, Cologne, Germany

What a delight it was to visit Genoveva Gymnasium school in the center of Cologne city, thanks to my wonderful host and dear friend Frau Dorothee Heyder from Xanten. Dorothee had arranged for me to visit this school, I was highly impressed. With a large migrant student population the school has won an award for celebrating diversity. During my…




Visit to Norbert Gymnasium School, Dormagen, Germany

What a pleasure it was to visit Norbert Gymnasium Catholic School in February when I went to attend the Didacta Book Fair in Cologne. It is a marvelous school in the country side in Dormagen, near the city of Cologne in Germany. This visit was kindly arranged by my friend Ursula Roth of Deutsch-Britische Gesellschaft, Bonn and the…




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…




Goch 2

Germany Tour, 3rd March 2015 I had a great experience at Gaesdonck Collegium Gustinianum which included spending time with students. It was wonderful to meet and interact with over 100 students in the large auditorium . I shared the stage with two of the students who discussed my story ‘A Pair of Jeans’. Always a…



UNIVERSITY OF LANCASTER

I had a great day visiting the University of Lancaster’s Modern Languages department to lead a workshop, hosted by the wonderful team and department director Dr. Robert Crawshaw, a personal friend and fan of my work. In support of a special project, entitled Author’s World, I enjoyed two lively sessions with the staff and students, who are working at different levels up to…




DUISBERG

  I was fortunate to visit a very special school in the industrial city of Duisberg. It is a special school in that it excels in challenging racism by promoting diversity and awareness. I had a great time interacting with the students and teachers, many of whom share my world of multiple identities. The pupils are…



KREFELD MONTESSORI

I had the pleasure of visiting a special school in Krefeld — I have always wanted to visit a Montessori. What a wonderful experience! The children were so involved, and we enjoyed an interactive session with lots of questions. Three students even retold my story, A Pair of Jeans, in their own words, and they all did…




KREFELD

I had a wonderful time during my visit with students at the Gyymnasium am Stadtpark in -. They were a joy – so responsive students – and three even came on stage to discuss my book, A Pair of Jeans & Other Stories.  




DELHI

I am now in Delhi, my second visit hosted by the prestigious JNU —  the campus covers miles!…