I love this interview. As a Muslim author myself, I quickly came to the conclusion that preaching turns people off. But if you share your life experiences with them with hints of faith, they listen. She also said a number of things I like. For instance, short stories are going out of style and idk why. I write them because people’s attention span are very small these days. I feel like by writing short stories a lot of my stories get heard! 🙂 Anyways alf mabrook to Saadia Faruqi!
Houston-based author Saadia Faruqi, recently released her debut short story collection, Brick Walls: Tales of Hope & Courage from Pakistan. Deonna Kelli Sayed caught up with Saadia to discuss the book, her interfaith work, and what it is like to live in a chai-free household.
Deonna Kelli Sayed (DKS): You are in an elevator with someone and you have a minute to convince them to read Brick Walls. What do you say?
Saadia Faruqi (SF): Remember when short stories were in vogue? Well, those times are back with Brick Walls: Tales of Hope & Courage from Pakistan! What’s that, you ask? Well, Brick Walls is a collection of short stories based in Pakistan, my birth country. Although the characters are fictional, the situations they face are very real, very tough and very different from the image of Pakistan in western media. The stories are a portrait…
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