Sunday, May 29, 2011

Author Tour: Fawzia Koofi (May 30-June 6, 2011)

She's described as a selfless leader, a modern thinker, poet, an articulated teacher, and a linguist, but "a kind mother" may be the most meaningful title that Fawzia Koofi goes by.

Koofi is a member of parliament in Afghanistan’s northern Badakhshan province, and has previously worked with UNICEF and various NGOs as a women’s and children’s advocate.

The Globe and Mail article
Fawzia Koofi: The face of what Afghanistan could be, published in January 2011, is an excellent account of Koofi's mission.

Interested in hearing her speak live? Koofi is currently on a Canadian tour to promote her memoir
Letters to My Daughter, a book in which she tells her remarkable life story and gives her take on Afghan society and Islam.

Click on the date and time that interests you for more details:

Monday, May 30th at 7pm at the International Writers Festival, Ottawa

Wednesday, June 1st at 7pm at the Canada-Afghanistan Solidarity Committee (CASC-Toronto) & Canadian Women for Women in Afghanistan, Toronto

Friday, June 3rd at 6pm at the Canadian Women for Women in Afghanistan (library event), Calgary

Monday, June 6th at 11:45am to 1:45pm at the 2011 Vancouver – Bon Mots Reading Series Event 1 Inside Afghanistan: the Changing Face of Politics, The Vancouver Club, Vancouver

Monday, June 6th at 7:30pm at the 2011 Vancouver – Bon Mots Reading Series Event 2
– Evening at the Kay Meek Centre with Fawzia Koofi, Vancouver

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