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Mawenzi House Authors on International Women’s Day March 8, 2019 – Posted in: Blog, Women

I believe that for change to occur, particularly for BIWOC writers, our voices must be amplified in ways that are meaningful and sustainable. We need to be allies, and we need allies so we can begin the messy work of breaking down systemic barriers through an intersectional lens. While it has been encouraging to see a shift in narratives, with more of our voices coming to the fore, we also need to examine the powers…

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Adab Festival Highlights February 21, 2019 – Posted in: Uncategorised

As delighted as I was on receiving an invitation to read at the Adab Festival in Karachi, I was also anxious in the days leading up to it. I had fallen off a treadmill just the week before, and was suffering from terrible headaches, which sometimes left me searching for words. I was scared of making a fool of myself on stage. But thanks to Nadya Mujahid-Chisti and Shazaf Haider, the evening turned out to…

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