A South Asian Canadian writer of fiction and poetry, Fauzia writes in English, Punjabi and Urdu. She has published three novels: ‘Keerroo’ (insectoo) Punjabi shahmukhi (Sanjh Publications 2019 Lahore PK), ‘Skeena’ Punjabi gurmukhi (Sangam Publications 2019 Patiala IN), and "The Adventures of SahebaN: Biography of a Relentless Warrior" English (Libros Libertad 2016 Surrey CA). She was recognized in 2012 by peer group WIN Canada as ‘Distinguished Poet & Novelist’ for her first novel ‘Skeena’ (Libros Libertad 2011) and the first chapbook of English and Punjabi poems ‘Passion Fruit/Tahnget Phal’ (Uddari Books 2011). Her eBook of poems "Holier Than Life" was published in 2013. Earlier, she edited an anthology of writings of women of South Asian origin, ‘Aurat durbar: The Court of Women’ (Toronto 1995). In Pakistan, Fauzia worked as a journalist and screenwriter. Through creative writing, blogging and community development work Fauzia supports freedom of expression and equality. In 2013, she declined Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal to protest against Canadian Government and British Monarchy for refusing to meet hunger-striking Indigenous leaders. She publishes blogs on Punjabi literature, blasphemy and honor killings. She is a co-founder and the coordinator of Surrey Muse Arts Society (SMAS).
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