Tag: The Holy Woman

Kerala Literature Festival 2017

Delighted to take part in Kerala Literature Festival, the wonderful land of readers and writers. My panel is on the 2nd & 5th of February 2017.




Jaipur Literature Festival 2017

Delighted to take part in Jaipur Literature Festival again. So exciting as festival is celebrating the 10th anniversary. My panel on the 23rd January 2017 with other writers called “Being the Other”.




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…




UNIVERSITY OF SANTO TOMAS – MANILA 2015- BLOG 2

VISIT TO THE UNIVERSTY CREATIVE WRITING CENTRE AND THE ARCHIVES LIBRARY Building It was a  privilege to visit to the University of Santo Tomas on 21st October. My wonderful host Dr. Joyce Arriola took me on a tour of the campus. I was delighted to visit the wonderful library which houses the famous archives centre with archives dating…




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 GUJRAT

It was memory lane for me when I visited Gujrat, the city of my birth, and passed my former primary school  before visiting the university. Located right in the heart of the city, there is now a new school in its place, but I attended school here for three years before leaving for England. Unfortunately, I had no time to go inside…





SREBRENICA MEMORIAL SPEAKERS

We watched a moving video describing the death of over 8000 young boys and men, and the pain of the mothers and wives left behind.   REMEMBERING SREBRENICA  Civic Remembrance Service In Commemoration of Srebrenica Memorial Day Monday 6th July Manchester Cathedral   The speakers were from all faiths and backgrounds, and included Rev.Roger Govender,…




JLF LONDON

  Happy memories of the JLF at Southbank. I thoroughly enjoyed my session on Sunday morning, listening to fellow panellists, hearing their poetry, and a discussion on the difference between Hindustani and Urdu, which led to my input on the importance of maintaining parents’ language as migrants. I spoke about my own experience, and to celebrate Urdu I read a short extract…




Amazon Top 100 Best Selling Women’s Literary Fiction

Delighted to share that three of my novels are in the Amazon Top 100 Best Selling Women’s Literary Fiction. Typhoon is creeping up the chart, and The Holy Woman is currently at No. 14.