LEAVING XANTEN

 

Leaving the Roman town of Xanten, where I have had a fabulous time hosted by Dorothee Heyder and Marianne, and six schools around the region. This morning an article was printed about me in the local newspaper NRZ (Neider Rhein Zeitung), covering one of my literary events at the Xanten Rathaus (town hall). Entitled, Talk to Us: So That We Can Understand Each Other Better, the article refers to me as a Pakstani Jane Austen (!), and my appeal as a Muslim who wants to connect so that others can gain a better understanding about our lives and faith, and for us not to be hijacked by the media and acts of terrorism.