Category: Press, News,Articles

Hong Kong – Promoting Literacy for Girls for DIL

Hong Kong – Really looking forward to this event with DIL, Development in Literacy. Delighted to be taking part in promoting education for children. Heartiest Thanks to Najmi Sarwar my host in Hong Kong and Director for DIL and Jennie Orchard, Champion for “Room to Read”, who was keen for me to visit Hong Kong and meet…




Celebrating International Women’s Week – ‘WONDER WOMEN’ – People’s History Museum

On 4th March 2016, 6pm at the People’s History Museum it was a real pleasure to take part in a diverse panel with a group of women of all backgrounds in an event part of ‘Wonder Women’ festival. Our topic for discussion was “What are we chaining ourselves to the railings for today ?”. Different reasons were…




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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…



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Germany Tour, 3rd March 2015 It was an honour to visit Gaesdonck Collegium Gustinianum, a prestigious old boarding school dating back centuries. I thoroughly enjoyed a meal in the old dining room with the principal, my host Dorothea Heyder and with other teachers. Dorothea was a fantastic host and helped to arrange my visits to other…



Listen to Qaisra’s Interview

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Women, Words & Wisdom

Very glad to be taking part in panel at this wonderful event! A cast of fabulous women will highlight issues affecting women globally at the Byron Bay Writers’ Festival. Saturday’s session titled Half The Sky: The Need to Educate Girls and Women, to be chaired by Susan Wyndham, Literary Editor at The Sydney Morning Herald,…



Qaisra Shahraz Promotes Integration in Australia

Qaisra travels to Perth, Western Australia, for a series of readings, talks and discussions on such topics as equality, religious tolerance, immigration, cultural plurality and women’s issues. ”I want to tell people about normal law-abiding Muslims like me who have integrated well into Western society but at the same time have a faith they love….



Reflection, an Extract from Typhoon…and Author Comment

An extract from the novel Typhoon   Chapter One Tuesday May, 2002   The village of Chiragpur was in mourning. Its revered head man, Baba Siraj Din, was dying. Straight after the call to prayer, from the mosque, the local qazi, judge, made an emotional appeal to the villagers, to offer a special prayer for the departure…



Gymnasium Neuenberg January 2013

Author Reading With Qaisra Shahraz : The article is written in German, loosely translated by Google in the excerpt shown below… ‘The Pair Of Jeans’ is a standard curriculum text in Germany, as Google states ‘A literary prority issue for German Students  The story “A Pair of Jeans” is part of the short story collection…



Pakistan Academy Of Letters Celebrate Literary Achievements of Qaisra Shahraz

  Islamabad March 2013   Pakistan Academy of Letters (PAL) organised a gathering to celebrate the literary achievements of renowned British Pakistani literati, Qaisra Shahraz. Members of literary community and literary chapters of the twin cities were present to share her literary experience as expat literati. Abdul Hameed, Chairman, PAL welcomed the guests and talked…