She Roars Through The Pages

“A Lioness’s Roar” is a collection of poetry representing a marginalized voice, the voice of Fatima Faras.’ She is a budding writer who has published her first book, a collection of poetry targeted to inspire women of all cultures, worldwide and to impact the youth who struggle between maintaining their cultural background while growing up a completely different one. Let’s meet Fatima:

R.Tell us about how you were inspired to write “A Lioness’s Roar?”

F. I’ve always been passionate about writing although I am a pharmacist by profession. I’ve been writing for as long as I can remember. I even have old stories left from when I was like 7 years old. It’s pretty funny to look back at those. Being an author is a dream I’ve always had so debuting with “A Lioness’s Roar” was something I had planned long ago. For the past four years, I have sporadically written down poems and short texts that came to my mind and then I decided, I wanted to compile them into a poetry collection or anthology. And here we are now! 

R. Mash’Allah! How would you describe “A Lioness’s Roar?”

F. I am a young Muslim Eritrean woman, born and raised in Sweden. What do you get when so many different worlds collide? “A Lioness’s Roar” brings up everything a woman of color goes through in this day and age. Everything… from self-empowerment, happiness, strength, one’s relationship with God, racism, hopelessness and injustice in the world. I think anyone who reads “A Lioness’s Roar” can somehow relate to the poems. It’s basically a book for everyone!

R.What do you like to read?

F. My favorites are the classics. I love Maya Angelou and Khalil Gibran as poets. My favorite authors are Susan Abulhawa and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, just to name a few. They definitely inspire me as a poc (marginalized) writer. 

R. How would your friends describe you in three words?

F. My friends would probably describe me as ambitious/driven, humble and caring.  

R.How can people keep up-to-date with your book release and other related information?

F. On my Instagram profile, fatimaawrites.

Rumki Chowdhury
Rumki Chowdhury

ONLINE ASSISTANT EDITOR FOR HAYATI MAGAZINE, PUBLISHED AUTHOR, POET AND JOURNALIST WITH AN MA IN ENGLISH LITERATURE. BORN IN BANGLADESH, RAISED IN USA, LIVED AND STUDIED IN UK AND NOW, AN ENGLISH TEACHER IN SWEDEN. ALSO, MARRIED AND MOTHER OF THREE DAUGHTERS.

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