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Qaisra Shahraz

Stories from Around the World

Wednesday 11th October, 6.30pm (Doors open 5.45pm)

Elizabeth Gaskell House      
The prize-winning British-Pakistani author of The Holy Woman and Typhoon, Qaisra Shahraz launches a dazzling new collection of short stories, The Concubine and the Slave-Catcher: Stories from Around the World. Set on four continents and at different periods in history, her stories focus on the drama of human relationships, played out against various scenarios: the daily struggles for survival of Jews in a Polish concentration camp; the selling of slaves in 18th-century Boston; the tragedies of the partition of India and Pakistan; modern-day friendships in Abu Dhabi, and the fatal jealousy of an Inca concubine and a Spanish wife in 16th-century Peru.  Qaisra recently won the prestigious National Diversity Lifetime Achiever Award for Services to Literature, Education, Gender and Interfaith Activism. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and a Director of Asia Pacific Writers and Translators partnership.
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