Sunday November 13
1450 64 Avenue West
South Asian Canadian author
Will present readings from her
Novel ‘Skeena’ (Libros Libertad 2011)
Novel ‘Triple’ (Unpublished ms)
Poems from ‘Passion Fruit/Tahnget Phal’ (Uddari Books 2011)
With Susan Crean and Tariq Malik
Fauzia Rafique: Fauzia Rafique’s long-awaited novel Skeena was published in Punjabi in Pakistan in 2007, and in Canada last Spring. It is the story of a Muslim Canadian woman, written in Skeena’s own voice, which follows her journey from village to Lahore, to Toronto and finally Surrey. View Fauzia’s page: http://gandholi.wordpress.com/
Susan Crean is working on a book exploring Chinese Canadian communities through someone she knew as a child. Susan has written and edited many works of non fiction. One of her books ‘The Laughing One: A Journey to Emily Carr’ was short-listed for the 2001 Governor General’s Award for non fiction. In 2002, the title won the BC Book Prize for Non fiction. More at: www.susancrean.ca
Tariq Malik, a member of the Kogawa House Board who has recently launched his book ‘Chanting Denied Shores: The Komagatamaru Narratives‘, will also present from his work. He had earlier published ‘The Rainsongs of Kotli’.
About the events at Kogawa House:
Up-coming Events at Kogawa House – Vancouver Sundays Nov-Dec
To reserve a seat
I am hosting two wonderful women writers over the next two Sundays and hope you can join us. Betsy Warland this week, and Fauzia Rafique next.
Betsy Warland: Poet, author and editor, Betsy Warland has been writing on the cutting edge of feminist literature and active in the feminist writing community for thirty years. Her poetry, and latterly her non-fiction, push the boundaries of genre while challenging the assumptions of culture. A mentor to many, she is currently director of The Writer’s Studio at SFU.
Fauzia Rafique: Fauzia Rafique’s long-awaited novel, Skeena, was published in Punjabi in Pakistan in 2007, and in Canada last Spring. It is the story of a Muslim Canadian woman, written in Skeena’s own voice, which follows her journey from village to Lahore, to Toronto and finally Surrey. Author Tariq Malik, a member of Kogawa House Board, will host the event with me.
1450 West 64th Ave @ Granville
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Blogging at www.susancrean.ca
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.
For more information on ‘Skeena’
To order ‘Skeena’ Online