Poetry. Middle Eastern Studies. Women's Studies. WE ARE MALALA is an imagined dialogue between Nobel Peace winner Malala Yousafzai and the poet about historical, cultural and spiritual themes. Malala's autobiography, I Am Malala, inspired this collection. Judaism, Islam and Christianity are in increasingly and dangerously hot conflict. This volume of poetry, also inspired by Karen Armstrong and Sally Armstrong, two unrelated conciliators/activists, attempts to bridge the gap between those religions through dialogue and respect for other belief systems. This collection also includes artwork by the poet.
Katerina Vaughan Fretwell's recent poetry collections, ANGELIC SCINTILLATIONS (2011), CLASS ACTS (2013), DANCING ON A PIN (2015), and WE ARE MALALA (2019), published by Inanna, include her art work. Her award- winning poetry has appeared in journals and anthologies in Canada, Denmark, Japan, United States, and Wales. Her sestina, "Kissing Cousins," was shortlisted for Descant Magazine's Winston Collins Poetry Prize, 2012. Five poems from DANCING ON A PIN were finalists in subTerrain's Lush Triumphant Poetry Contest, 2015. Fretwell chaired the 2005 Lowther Jury Prize and edited two anthologies for the Feminist Caucus, League of Canadian Poets, 2004 and 2006. She lives in Seguin, Ontario.Author City: Parry Sound, ON CAN