Fawzia Gilani-Williams

Country

USA

Known for

Project Coordinator of the Eid Stories project

Fawzia Gilani-Williams

Biography

Fawzia Gilani-Williams is the project coordinator of the Eid Stories project which is dedicated to giving visibility to the Muslim community through knowledge of their celebrations and deter the otherization of the Muslim people. The goal of the project is for the strange to become familiar through the raising aware of the Eid holiday as they are aware of Hanukkah and Kwanzaa. Fawzia’s published work include: The Adventures of Musab (2002), The Emir and the Verse of the Throne (2003), The Lost Ring (2006), and Husna and the Eid Party (2006). She was awarded scholarships from the Highlights Foundation to attend Highlights Writer’s Workshop in July, 2006 in Chautauqua, New York. She also awarded first place by the Foundation for Economic Education for co-designing an educational board game that in the US national competition was selected for its “design, educational value, playability and clarity of instructions.”

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