Fauzia Rafique

Biography

A South Asian Canadian writer of fiction and poetry, Fauzia writes in English, Punjabi and Urdu. She has published three novels: ‘Keerroo’ (insectoo) Punjabi shahmukhi (Sanjh Publications 2019 Lahore PK), ‘Skeena’ Punjabi gurmukhi (Sangam Publications 2019 Patiala IN), and ‘The Adventures of SahebaN: Biography of a Relentless Warrior’ English (Libros Libertad 2016 Surrey CA). She was recognized in 2012 by peer group WIN Canada as ‘Distinguished Poet & Novelist’ for her first novel ‘Skeena’ (Libros Libertad 2011) and the first chapbook of English and Punjabi poems ‘Passion Fruit/Tahnget Phal’ (Uddari Books 2011). Her eBook of poems ‘Holier Than Life’ was published in 2013. Earlier, she edited an anthology of writings of women of South Asian origin, ‘Aurat durbar: The Court of Women’ (Toronto 1995). In Pakistan, Fauzia worked as a journalist and screenwriter.

Through creative writing, blogging and community development work Fauzia supports freedom of expression and equality. In 2013, she declined Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal to protest against Canadian Government and British Monarchy for refusing to meet hunger-striking Indigenous leaders. She publishes blogs on Punjabi literature, blasphemy and honor killings. She is a co-founder and the coordinator of Surrey Muse Arts Society (SMAS).

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Books

کیڑُو
Price: $4.50 USD. Words: 31,190. Language: Urdu. Published: June 25, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General, Fiction » Transgressional fiction
علی ارشد میر ایوارڈ 2020 فوزیہ رفیق کی انعام یافتہ ناولٹ کیڑو پانچ انسانوں کی محبتوں اور ہمتوں کی کہانی ہے جو زندگی کے نفرتوں بھرے تالاب میں سے بھی کنول کے گلابی پھولوں کی طرح ابھر کر سامنے آتے ہیں۔ ان پانچ پنجابیوں سے آپ کی ملا‌قات کینیڈا کے شہر سری میں ہوگی۔
ਕੀੜੂ
Price: $4.50 USD. Words: 29,140. Language: Punjabi. Published: March 28, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Literary collections » Canadian, Fiction » Transgressional fiction
ਫ਼ੌਜ਼ੀਆ ਰਫੀਕ ਦੀ ਪੰਜਾਬੀ ਨਾਵਲ "ਕੀੜੂ" ਪੰਜ ਇਨਸਾਨਾਂ ਦੀਆਂ ਹਿੰਮਤਾਂ ਤੇ ਮੁਹੱਬਤਾਂ ਦੀ ਕਹਾਣੀ ਹੈ । ਜਿਹੜੇ ਨਫਰਤਾਂ ਤੇ ਮੁਸੀਬਤਾਂ ਦੇ ਤਲਾਅ ਵਿਚੋਂ ਕਮਲ ਦੇ ਗੁਲਾਬੀ ਫੁੱਲਾਂ ਦੀ ਤਰ੍ਹਾਂ ਤੈਰ ਕੇ ਸਾਹਮਣੇ ਆਉਂਦੇ ਨੇ । ਇਹਨਾਂ ਪੰਜ ਪੰਜਾਬੀਆਂ ਨੂੰ ਕੈਨੇਡਾ ਦੇ ਸ਼ਹਿਰ ਸਰੀ 'ਚ ਮਿਲੋ।

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