Posts Tagged New Westminster
Sunday, June 26
1 to 3 PM
(Columbia Skytrain Station)
‘Passion Fruit – Tahnget Phal’ combines some of Fauzia’s original English and Punjabi poems. Punjabi presented in both Gurumukhi and Shahmukhi scripts.
Published by Uddari Books (Surrey, British Columbia) with support from Author Manolis of Libros Libertad.
Valerie B. -Taylor
Author Fauzia Rafique’s highly acclaimed novel ‘Skeena’ is a compelling story of a young Muslim Canadian woman’s transitional evolution which spans 30 years from the land of her birthplace to the land of her rebirth.
Skeena’s journey is set in a framework of a life of oppression caused by cultural, religious, racist, patriarchal, familial, political, and societal conditions. Although told in a narrative based on Skeena’s Muslim identity and birthright the story transcends all cultural boundaries of violence against women. The story is layered in memorable characters and details so rich you will want to savor every word. The novel documents yet another personal account of a powerful voice that breaks the code of silence in the world of violence against woman and oppression of all peoples.
A page turner from beginning to end. A potential best seller.
Essential reading for high school and university students.
Aurhor/Presenter Valerie B. -Taylor is the President of New West Writers group. More information here: http://newwestwriters.wordpress.com/.
I’m looking forward to your book launch this Sunday. I wish you every success…
I have stolen a line from your book ‘Skeena’ (Each new wave tests the river bank) to write a poem…
Each new wave
Each new wave
tests the river bank,
eventually washes it away.
I will not be washed away
by the whim of life’s
winds and waves.
I am a dike.
I stand firm.
I will not be breached.
Valerie Parks is a poet and a long time cultural activist. Her new collection of poetry ‘Pathways’ (Silver Bow Publishing, New Westminster 2011) is set to be launched on April 17 at 2:30 PM at Renaissance Books in New Westminster. Contact her at the email address below.