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Fadia Faqir


Fadia Faqir was born in Amman in 1956. She took a B.A. in English literature from the University of Amman and then moved to Britain, where she studied creative writing at the University of Lancaster (M.A.) and the University of East Anglia (Ph.D.). She is currently a Writing Fellow at St Aidan’s College, Durham University, where she teaches creative writing. Though she writes in English and uses modern Western technique, her works are infused with an Arab sensibility and style.

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Fadia Faqir
Fadia Faqir
Al-Qaeda’s Kitchen (story by Faqir)
‘As soon as the fresh air touched my hair I began to cry’ (article by Faqir)
Where is the ‘W’ factor? Women and the war on Afghanistan (article by Faqir)


1988 Nisanit
1996 Pillars of Salt
2007 My Name is Salma (US: The Cry of the Dove)
2014 Willow Trees Don’t Weep