A novella by Fauzia Rafique


Fauzia is a novelist, poet and blogger who has published three novels and two books of poems. Her first novel ‘Skeena’ was published in English (Libros Libertad 2011) and Punjabi (Sanjh Publications 2007). The Punjabi edition of Skeena has become Pakistan’s most sold Punjabi novel since 2008. Her second novel ‘The Adventures of SahebaN: Biography of a Relentless Warrior’ was launched in 2016, and her third novel ‘Keerru’ was published in 2019. She has printed a collection of English poems, ‘Holier Than Life’ (Purple Poppy Press, 2013), and a chapbook of English and Punjabi poems titled ‘Passion Fruit/Tahnget Phal’ (Uddari Books 2011, out of print). Fauzia writes in Punjabi, English and Urdu. She is a co-founder and the coordinator of Surrey Muse. She is happy to have received WIN Canada’s Distinguished Novelist & Poet award in 2012, and to have declined Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2013. In 2020, she won Ali Arshad Mir award for Best Literary Prose for her novella Keerru, and she received the city of Surrey’s Arts & Heritage Literary Arts Award. Fauzia lives in the Unceded Coast Salish territorries aka Metro Vancouver.

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Surrey, August 2020.
Photo by Hafsah Durrani

The Adventures of SahebaN, novel, English
Skeena, novel, English and Punjabi
Holier than Life, poems, English
Passion Fruit/Tahnget Phal, poems, English and Punjabi (out-of-print)
Aurat Durbar: The Court of Women, Editor, anthology, English

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