Vancouver Lower Mainland writer Fauzia Rafique’s novel ‘Skeena’ will be launched in English and Punjabi in Surrey and Vancouver on April 9 and April 10 at 2-4 PM. View event information:
Punjabi Gurumukhi and Shahmukhi editions, Surrey April 9
English edition, Vancouver April 10
‘Skeena is the story of a Muslim Canadian woman spanning thirty years of her life where she explores her changing environments, religious and cultural influences, and intimate relationships. Told by Skeena herself, it is a rare glimpse into the mind and perspectives of a Muslim woman. With the utter simplicity of style and expression, and a plot immersed in gripping realities, Fauzia has created a novel that is hard to put down even when it explodes some deep-rooted myths.’ (Libros Libertad 2011)
From a Punjabi village, ‘Skeena’ takes us to Lahore city, Toronto Ontario, and then Surrey in British Columbia.