Category: The Holy and the Unholy

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 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…




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…




FOND FAREWELL

Professor Abdur Raheem Kidwaiji and his colleague Dr. Faiza hosted a wonderful dinner for me last night, with many of the academic staff and contributors to the text book about my work, The Holy and the Unholy: Critical Essays on Qaisra Shahraz’s Fiction.  I was spoiled with super food, company, and presents! Held in a beautiful open garden…