What: Saadia Faruqi will discuss and sign her new collection of short stories, BRICK WALLS.
When: Monday, June 15, 7:00 pm
Where: Blue Willow Bookshop, 14532 Memorial Drive, Houston, TX 77079
Admission: In order to go through the signing line and meet Saadia Faruqi for book personalization, please purchase BRICK WALLS from Blue Willow Bookshop. At the time of your purchase, we will issue a signing line ticket that indicates your place in line. Your book and signing line ticket can be picked up at the event.
About the Author:
Saadia Faruqi is a Pakistani American writer with expertise in cultural diversity, interfaith dialogue and Muslim American issues. She writes regularly for a number of nonfiction publications including State of Formation, The Islamic Monthly and Tikkun Daily. She is also the editor of the Interfaith Houston blog and Blue Minaret literary magazine. As president of Faruqi & Associates, a writing and editing firm, she works with nonprofit and corporate clients around the world. Brick Walls is her first fictional short story collection. She lives in Houston, Texas with her husband and two small children.
BRICK WALLS: TALES OF HOPE AND COURAGE FROM PAKISTAN is a heartwarming collection of short stories filled with larger-than-life characters and the seemingly impossible challenges they face. You will be captivated by these fictional depictions of everyday Pakistanis who struggle with poverty, violence, corruption and abuse, yet rise from the ashes stronger and more enduring. There is Asma the lackluster seamstress, Faisal the would-be terrorist, Javed Gul the Pushto rock singer, Farzana the cantankerous grandmother, Nida the ten-year-old girl with a cricket obsession, and many more. Together they form a rich mosaic that showcases the beauty of Pakistan, her culture and her people.
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Brick Walls: Tales of Hope & Courage from Pakistan is a heartwarming collection of short stories filled with larger-than-life characters and the seemingly impossible challenges they face. You will be captivated by these fictional depictions of everyday Pakistanis who struggle with poverty, violence, corruption and abuse, yet rise from the ashes stronger and more enduring.