Fadia Faqir





Fadia Faqir

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in Amman , Jordan
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. She is a Writing Fellow at St Aidan's College, Durham University, where she teaches creative writing.

Faqir’s work is written entirely in English and is the subject of much ongoing academic research and discussion, particularly for its ‘translation’ of aspects of Arab culture. It is recognised for its stylistic invention and its incorporation of issues to do with Third World women’s lives, migration, and cultural in-betweeness


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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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