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Willow Trees Don’t Weep, Quercus Books, 2014

My Name is Salma (The Cry of the Dove - USA title), Transworld Publishers, 2007

Pillars of Salt, quartet Books, 1997

Nisanit, Viking Penguin, 1989


At the Midnight Kitchen


In the House of Silence: autobiographical essays by Arab women writers, Garnet Publishing, 1998


Turn Your Head Not (Danish title “ALTID FREMMED HVOR DU GÅR”)

Initiated by Danish director Malene From for Café Theatret, Copenhagen, Denmark

Staged:  September - October 2006

The Paper Factory and E-mails from Shahrazad

Short plays part of 1001 Nights Now, which was devised by Alan Lyddiard and was based on an original concept by Betty Nansen Theatre, Copenhagen

Director: Alan Lydiard
Dramaturge: Duska Radosavljevic Heaney.

Premiere: Nottingham Playhouse, Nottingham, 3 October 2005

National Tour: October 2005 - February 2006

Salma,Ya Salma!

A monologue, part of a play entitled 1001 Nights Now, written together with Inas el-Deghedy, Atiq Rahimi, Bahram Beyzaie, Murathan Mungan, Alfred Farag, Paul Mattar, Raja Amari, Maziar Bahari, and Lenin el-Ramly.

Director: Alan Lydiard
Dramaturge: Neil Murry
Actress: Karen-Lise Mynster
Opening: The Betty Nansen Theatre, Copenhagen, 30 December 2002


"Sofia Blues"

A collection of short meditations, written in Sofia, Bulgaria

in Magnetic North, New Writing North, 2005  



in Novel of the World, Fondazione Arnoldo e Alberto Mondadori. Women for Expo, Expo Milano, 2015

“Under the Cypress Tree”

in Wasafiri journal, online 30th anniversary exclusive fiction, 2014

and in The Things I would Tell You: British Muslim Women Write, ed. Sabrina Mahfouz, Al Saqi, 2017

“The Separation Wall”

in Bound, New Writing North, 2004

and in Magnetic North, 2005

“Purple Heart”

in Home, ISIS Arts and Northern Print Studio, December 2004


“Granada: Migration, Hybridity, and Transcultural Encounters.”

in Adventuring in the Englishes: Language and Literature in a Postcolonial Globalized World, eds. Ikram Ahmed Elsherif and Piers Michael Smith, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2013

"ديمقراطيات بدون ديمقراطية: المرأة العربية والمواطنة"

(Women Democrats without Democracy? Arab women and Citizenship)
in Al-Muwatana wa al-Dimuqratiyya fi al-Buldan al-‘Arabiyya (Democracy and Citizenship in Arab Countries), Markaz Darasat al-Wihdah al-‘Arabiyya, Beirut, 2001, pp 181-217 (Discussed by Abdul Hamid Isma’il al-Ansari)

“Is Pillars of Salt a Muslim Tale?”
in English and Islam: Creative Encounters 96, eds., Jalal Uddin Khan and Adrian Hare, International Islamic University of Malaysia, 1998, pp. 123-137

“In Search of Andalusia: Arabic Literature Today”
in The Atlas of Literature, ed., Malcolm Bradbury, De Agostini Editions, London, 1996, pp. 291-294

“Tales of War: Arab Women in the Eye of the Storm”
in The Gulf Between US, ed., Victoria Brittain, Virago Press, London, 1991, pp. 61-77
“Western Celebration and Arab Outrage”
in Beyond the Gulf War, ed., John Gittings, The Catholic Institute for International Relations, London, 1991



Review of Lian's Badr's novel Al-Khaima al Baidha' (The White Tent)

In Banipal Magazine of Modern Arabic Literature, no. 58, 2017, pp. 172-177

“Reflections on my Experience as a Judge of a Literary Prize”

In Banipal Magazine of Modern Arabic Literature, no. 58, 2017, pp. 94-97

“Female and Fighting”

in Critical Muslim, No. 01, January-March 2011, pp. 105-111

“Mr. Sufian Didan: Il-Doctoor Meets Monique”

in Moving Worlds: A Journal of Transcultural Writing, Vol. 19, No.2, 2009, pp. 114-122

“Al-Qaeda’s Kitchen”

in Weber: The Contemporary West, Vol. 25, No. 1, Fall 2008, pp 104-111

“My Name is Salma”

in Lisan, No. 5, 2008, pp. 96-103 (German)

“ديمقراطيات بدون ديمقراطية: المرأة العربية والمواطنة”

(Women Democrats Without Democracy: Arab women and citizenship)
in Al-Mustaqbal journal, Vol. 24, No. 271, July-September 2001, pp. 28-55

“Intrafamily femicide in defence of honour: the case of Jordan
in Third World Quarterly, Vol. 22, No. 1, 2001, pp. 65-82

“Arab Democracy Minus Women: Gender, Democracy and Citizenship in Jordan”
in Asian Women, Vol. 11, 2000, pp. 61-89

“Engendering Democracy and Islam”
in Third World Quarterly, Vol. 18, No. 1, 1997, pp.165-174

“Occupied Palestine: the writer as Eyewitness” (Review Article)
in Third World Quarterly, Vol. 9, No. 4, October 1987, pp. 1495-1409


Simmering Tensions Behind the Façade in Amman

in OpenDemocracy, 28 April 2014

and in Al-Quds Al-Arabi, 29 April 2014

A Dalek in a Burqa

in, 21 April 2011

And in The Author, Spring 2011

“Lost in Translation: The Arab book in the language of the 'other'”

in Index on Censorship, Volume 33, issue 211, April 2004

“Where is the 'W' factor? Women and the war on Afghanistan

OpenDemocracy, 27 February 2002

“L’Islam e le sue guerriere” (The Unknown War of Arab Women)

in MondoOperaio, No. 1, January 1992, pp. 36-38

“Beyond the Desert Storm: Western Attitudes to the Arab World”
in Planet journal, No. 85, February/March 1990, pp. 3-8



“In Search of a Jasmine Tree”

A 28-minute long radio programme, written and presented for BBC Radio 4, September1998


Regarding War: Image/Text (With photographer Richard Hanson)

Centre for Transcultural Writing and Research, University of Lancaster, 2008

“The images and texts displayed here communicate the experience of contemporary wars from perspectives in the North of England. Reflected in these new commissions are the ways in which contemporary armed conflicts touch individuals and communities.”

Garnet Publishing, April 1995-April 1996

As a senior editor, Fadia Faqir commissioned, edited and wrote critical introductions for the English translation of the following novels:
Barakat, Hoda, The Stone of Laughter
Naana, Hamida, The Homeland
Bakr, Salwa, The Golden Chariot
Badr, Liana, The Eye of the Mirror
Mamdouh, Alia, Mothballs


“We Arrive at a Truth not the Truth: an interview with Fadia Faqir”, Lindsey Moore, Journal of Postcolonial Text, Vol. 6, 2011 - Issue 2

“Interview with Fadia Faqir”,

Racheal Bower, Journal of Postcolonial Writing, Vol. 28, 2012 - Issue 1


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