Tuesday, 22nd March 2011 | 7:00 pm
Join us at T2F for an evening of readings and conversation with Sorayya Khan, the author of Five Queen’s Road
Sorayya Khan is the author of the novels Five Queen’s Road and Noor. Her work has appeared in several literary quarterlies and anthologies. She is the recipient of a Fulbright Award and the winner of a Malahat Review Novella prize. She lives in New York where she is completing her third novel, The Yellow School Bus and the Land of the Pure.
Five Queen’s Road is a novel that weaves together family saga, memoir, and national history. The house, Five Queen’s Road, initially built by an Englishman in Lahore, Pakistan, is shared between a Hindu landlord, a Muslim tenant and his family, and eventually, a foreign daughter-in-law who joins them. Irene, a Dutch woman scarred by war-stricken Maastricht and Amsterdam, becomes part of the family and all slowly discover that they share more than imagined. The novel is about memory and family and surviving tragedies like the 1947 Partition of the Indian Subcontinent and World War II in Europe.
Five Queen’s Road will be available at T2F’s bookshop and Sorayya Khan will sign copies of her book after the reading.
Date: Tuesday, 22nd March, 2011
Time: 7:00 pm
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Venue: PeaceNiche | T2F
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Seats are limited and will be available on a ‘first come, first served’ basis. No reservations.