Qaisra Shahraz in Interview with Claire Chambers

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JournalAsiatic: IIUM Journal of English Language and Literature
DatePublished - 31 Dec 2017
Issue number2
Number of pages8
Pages (from-to)102-109
Original languageEnglish


Qaisra Shahraz is a popular and acclaimed Pakistan-born and Manchester-resident screenwriter, educationalist, novelist and short story author. She was recently recognised as number 1 out of the 50 most influential women in Manchester. Last year she won the National Diversity “Lifetime Achiever” Award for services to literature, education, women’s rights and interfaith relationships. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, and advisor to Asia Pacific Writers & Translators partnerships. Her novels have been translated into many languages including Mandarin. In this interview, Claire Chambers discusses her new short story collection The Concubine and the Slave-Catcher in detail with Shahraz, as well as asking her to give readers a preview of her current work.

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  • Qaisra Shahraz, Pakistani literature, Short stories, Postcolonial Studies, Migration, British Muslims

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