Traveling Feminista

by Fawzia Afzal-Khan

Publisher: The Little Book Company

500 .00 RS

Fawzia Afzal-Khan

About Book

Fawzia Afzal-Khan writings about travel--covering physical, intellectual, emotional journeys, spanning continents as well as different phases of her journey, are collected here for the first time. From Sarajevo to Accra, Cairo to Havana, Abu Dhabi to Beirut, Amman to Ramallah, Jenin to Jerusalem, New York to Lahore and beyond, this collection of essays brings together her academic, artistic and activist selves to paint a picture of an adventurous life lived with passionate conviction and in pursuit of justice. This book will speak to budding feminist travelers and lovers of this earth we share, as well as to minds seeking to expand their horizons beyond normative expectations of the here and now. Fawzia Afzal Khan travel-inspired analytic writing takes its rightful place as that of a Muslim female traveler writing back to orientalist women travelers of the 19th and twentieth centuries. Dr. Waseem Anwar, Professor of English Director of International Centre for Pakistani Writing in English Kinnaird College for Women, writes about this book: What happens when a postcolonial Muslim academic feminist, a performing artist and a sociocultural activist, crosses borders around the world with her diasporic spirit twixt nation and its narration, a global "khita-e-arz" asking for resistance against all sorts of discursive violence? Read Fawzia Afzal-Khan's Traveling Feminista for thought-provoking answers!

About Author

Fawzia Afzal-Khan is a schol-ar-ivist, a university distinguished scholar and professor of English at Montclair State University in NJ. She has a Phd from Tufts University in Massachusetts, and did her undergraduate studies at Kinnaird College for Women, Lahore. She has taught at NYUAD, Harvard, Kinnaird, and Forman Christian College as well as Government College (Lahore). She has been recipient of Fulbright and WEB Dubois fellowships as well as a National Endowment of the Humanities grant to complete an award winning short documentary film on Pakistani women singers. Author of 6 books including a memoir on growing up in Lahore, her latest book was Siren Song: Understanding Pakistan Through its Women Singers, published by OUP in 2021. She is currently working on a book on Queer Pakistan. In her spare time she likes to sing, act, play with her grandkids and use her art in service of progressive social and political change.