Tag: Muslim Women

Qaisra Shahraz at Manchester Literature Festival in Elizabeth Gaskell House

Elizabeth Gaskell House It was great to take part in Manchester Literature Festival and to launch my new book “The Concubine and the Slave Catcher”. I was doubly delighted to be hosted in Gaskell House, home of one of my favourite women writers – Elizabeth Gaskell. It was a thrilling experience indeed to sit on…




Ernest Mach Gymnasium – Hurth, Germany

Introduction It was wonderful to be hosted by Ernest Mach Gymnasium in Hurth. School of my German host, Frau Thekla Von Dubois. The largest group I ever had in one hall – 370 students and a dozen of English teachers. I was warmly welcomed and thoroughly enjoyed my visit. Students Input Two students retold my story…




XANTEN

Last night’s visit to the Rathaus in Xanten was for a reading. The group of 50 adults and myself enjoyed a lively discussion about writing and literature, and many other topics including my life as a Muslim woman living in the West, the current challenges we all  face, the notion of freedom of speech, and extremism. I also read from…




VISIT TO UNIVERSITY OF LANCASTER

Visit to Lancaster by Qaisra Shahraz Author, Inspector of Colleges, and spokesperson on the condition of Pakistani/British women in the UK and in The West http://literature.britishcouncil.org/qaisra-shahraz Wednesday 11th March Bowland North Seminar Room 14 University of Lancaster 2-4 pm. All welcome The British-Pakistani author Qaisra Shahraz will lead a workshop on writing, migration, and the…