am 25. März 2013
As a teacher, I have read "A pair of jeans" by Qaisra Shahraz with hundreds of students in the context of a-level exams in baden-württemberg. I must say that we have had lively discussions even enhanced by three visits that Qaisra paid to our school in Neuenbürg/Black Forest.Together with the impressive and teenager-touching story, we were given the opportunity to share first-hand information presented by Qaisra concerning topics such as integration, assimilation, Pakistani background, what life in Britain's multi-cultural society means ... . I can glowingly recommend the author's works as offering a vivid picture of young women striving to assert themselves. Her language is touching, poetic, graphic, humourous, warm-hearted and, if you have ever had the chance to listen to Qaisra in a real conversation, you can hear her "voice" as an ambassador of tolerance and humanity. The collection will be a tremendous chance for many people to have access to her other works by e-book for a very reasonable price.