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An Evening with Qaisra Shahraz

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24-26 High Street

Birmingham

B4 7SL

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We are very excited to invite you to an evening in store with Qaisra Shahraz discussing her collection of short stories, The Concubine and The Slave-Catcher.

Ten powerful stories set on several continents and at different periods in history. A well-meaning Abolitionist learns the sordid and violent truth about slavery from her African servants in Boston USA. The sundering of India and Pakistan in the 1947 Partition is revealed when a Muslim boy is adopted by a Hindu family during the chaos of mass migration. A young university student finds her engagement broken off because her fiancé’s family disapproves of her Western attire.

Qaisra Shahraz is a British-Pakistani award-winning and critically acclaimed novelist and scriptwriter. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and a Director of Asia Pacific Writers and Translators partnership. Shahraz is a gender and peace activist, devoting much of her time to building cultural bridges and promoting messages of tolerance and community cohesion in the UK and abroad.

We hope you can join us for this wonderful event.
Tickets are free but seating is limited so please book in advance.


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