“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.