Open Fire: Rights, Radicalism and Revolution (SAWCC Literary Festival)

Yes, you are seeing right! Kohl pencil and a pen shared the panel table with Fawzia Afzal Khan (author, Lahore With Love: Growing Up with Girlfriends, Pakistani Style), Priyanka Motaparthy (Human Rights Watch), Purvi Shah (Moderator/author, Terrain Tracks) and me. Beauty and Power all on one table. (We didn’t know whose kohl pencil that was btw.)

It was lovely speaking about how social justice and home intersect in our writings and work. Priyanka’s work on domestic workers in Kuwait affected me deeply as did Fawzia’s memoir of growing up in Pakistan.

Thank you SAWCC for the support and for a place to talk about ourselves as women writing in the world. Thank you Revolution Books for housing such wonderful books!

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