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BookPeople presents: Saadia Faruqi

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Saturday, February 13 at 4PM

Houston Editor & Author
speaking & signing
Brick Walls: Tales of Hope
& Courage From Pakistan

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.


Saadia Faruqi is a Pakistani American writer of fiction and nonfiction. She writes for a number of print and online publications about the global contemporary Muslim experience and about interfaith dialogue. She has trained law enforcement on cultural sensitivity issues and offers community college classes on a variety of topics related to Islam and Muslims. She is editor-in-chief of Blue Minaret, a magazine for Muslim art, poetry and prose. Her short stories have been published in several American literary journals and magazines. Brick Walls is her debut fiction book.

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Event date: 
Saturday, February 13, 2016 - 4:00pm
Event address: 
603 N Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78703-5413

Earlier Event: February 12
BookPeople presents: Daniel Oppenheimer
Later Event: February 14
BookPeople presents: Pierce Brown