Faiqa Mansab is the author of This House of Clay and Water, published by Penguin India in 2017. It has since been translated into Turkish and optioned for screen adaptation. The novel was longlisted for the Getz-Pharma Literary Prize and the German Consulate Peace Prize in 2018. It was Amazon Editor's Picks 2018, Amazon Best International Women's Fiction 2018 and appeared in several Best of lists. Faiqa has an MFA in Fiction from Kingston University London with a high distinction and she received the Best MFA Thesis Award for what became her published novel. Faiqa received the prestigious British Chevening Award in 2019. Her short stories have appeared in anthologies or are forthcoming, in online magazines and literary reviews like The MIssing Slate, The Aleph Review and In the New Century: An Anthology of Pakistani Literature 1998-2017. Faiqa works at the International Center for Pakistani Writing in English (ICPWE). She is also the Writer in Residence at The Writing Institute and the Alumni Ambassador for Kingston University London. Her second novel is currently in submission.
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Faiqa Mansab discusses the prejudice and oppression – patriarchal, Islamophobic and colonial – that Muslim women face the world over and asks for a form of feminism which centres their needs and experiences too.