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Summer Reading: Short Stories Aim to Educate Houstonians About Life in Pakistan

Throughout the summer months, Houston Matters is dedicating time each week to books about Greater Houston, set in Greater Houston or written or edited by Houstonians. Our summer reading series continues today with Saadia Faruqi, author of Brick Walls: Tales of Hope & Courage from Pakistan. Faruqi has worked in Houston’s non-profit sector and has […]

Saadia Faruqi Brick Walls Book CoverThroughout the summer months, Houston Matters is dedicating time each week to books about Greater Houston, set in Greater Houston or written or edited by Houstonians.

Our summer reading series continues today with Saadia Faruqi, author of Brick Walls: Tales of Hope & Courage from Pakistan.

Faruqi has worked in Houston’s non-profit sector and has conducted sensitivity training for the Houston Police Department, among other work. And she wanted to educate Houstonians about life in Pakistan and the Middle East. So she wrote this collection of short stories, which she discusses with Houston Matters host Craig Cohen.

MORE:
Woman’s First Book Aims to Educate About Muslim Heritage (Houston Chronicle, June 12, 2015)
Saadia Faruqi's ‘Brick Walls' is a Must-Read Short Story Compilation of Modernizing Pakistan (Brown Girl Magazine, June 2, 2015)

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Michael Hagerty

Senior Producer, Houston Matters

Michael Hagerty is the senior producer for Houston Matters. He's spent more than 20 years in public radio and television and dabbled in minor league baseball, spending four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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