Author Interview : Jamal e Fatima

Jamal is Pakistani Canadian Author and poet. She has been writing since 2000, this book is her inaugural collection printed.

She is a blogger, a DIY crafter and works full time at a local non-profit that serves children.
Recently, she has won poetry competitions on WordPress and allpoetry.com.
Her poems have been published in literary magazines both in Canada and Pakistan. For her debut collection Its past midnight , she collaborated with a local artist Hira Noor Instagram @hues_by_hira to create illustrations for her book.

Find her latest work on Instagram @thecraftedwriter.

You can watch the interview on link below:

Book Review Time:The other side of life by Nazhah Khwaja

Plot: The story is set in Pakistan’s Punjab Province .Farishtey a young girl is main protagonist and story teller of the book. She is a strong woman who finds herself in middle of her life’s unthinkable pit of nightmares. She is a daughter of a wealthy businessman man who deals in real estate but who is also a narcissist,misogynist husband and an abusive father. She still has to discover more of his ugly truths. There is budding romance in the novel between Farishtey and Faizan . Ali her brother is great character in book which I love. Love the character of her mother too who she keeps remembering in flashbacks.


Trigger warning: There is sexual abuse , physical abuse and rape.

The story is strong, gripping .I couldn’t put it down until I finished the book. Yes it was intense, dark in few parts, hopeful , romantic in other parts . Emotional rollercoaster, no less than a movie. I love how author has described misogyny and harmful effects of patriarchy through her main character. It was like reading my own thoughts.
Makes a very good read , Congratulations to the Author , doing a great job, this being her debut novel.

Book Review the other side of life by Nazhah Khwaja