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 fiance's family disapproves of her Western attire. The horrors of the Holocaust are writ large in one pregnant woman's experiences. With each unique story, Shahraz captures and enriches us with her wisdom and storytelling magic.
Qaisra Shahraz is a British-Pakistani award-winning and critically acclaimed novelist and scriptwriter. She recently won the prestigious National Diversity Lifetime Achiever Award for Services to Literature, Education, Gender and Interfaith Activism. In 2012, she was recognised as being one of 100 influential Pakistani women in the 'Pakistan Power 100 List'. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and a Director of Asia Pacific Writers and Translators partnership. Her novels The Holy Woman, Typhoon, and Revolt as well as short story A Pair of Jeans are studied in universities and schools, in Germany and UK.
The Escape; The Malay Host; A Pair of Jeans; The Slave Catcher; An Evil Shadow; Our Angel; An Elopement; Last Train to Krakow; The Journey; The Concubine