Fadia Faqir

Fadia Faqir

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January 01, 1956



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Fadia Faqir is a British Arab writer based in Durham, UK. Her work was translated into fifteen languages and published in eighteen countries. Her third novel My Name is Salma (USA title The Cry of the Dove) was published by Doubleday in 2007. The prologue of her fourth novel, At the Midnight Kitchen (forthcoming), was published in Weber Studies and won their fiction award 2009. She is a Writing Fellow at St Aidan's College, Durham University, where she teaches creative writing.
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“أنتِ محظوظة لأنكِ وُلدتِ مسلمة ، لأن مأواك الأخير هو الجنّة . سوف تجلسين هناك في سحابة من عطر ، وتحتسين الحليب والعسل”
Fadia Faqir, Un tè alla salvia per Salma

“Her tears were not for public consumption, she used to say. (216)”
Fadia Faqir, The Cry of the Dove

“A single slim trunk
Branches that bow in a storm
Green, leathery leaves with a soft centre
Glittering against blue sky
White bark scarred, bleeding
Heart wide-open
Bandaged, but upright she stands... (225)”
Fadia Faqir, The Cry of the Dove

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