Graphic Stories: Faiz Ahmed Faiz
Faiz Ahmed Faiz is another title of Graphic Stories and it tells us the story of Faiz’s life, his work, and his achievements. He was an intellectual and a revolutionary poet, a member of the Progressive Writers’ Movement, and one of the most famous poets in Pakistan whose work has been translated into Russian and English. He was very popular among the masses and a strong influence on Pakistan’s art and literature, especially poetry. In 1962, Faiz was awarded the Lenin Peace Prize by the Soviet Union, and nominated for the Nobel Prize in 1984. In 1990, the Government of Pakistan honoured him posthumously with the nation’s highest civil award, Nishan-e-Imtiaz.
Rumana Husain is a writer, illustrator, and a freelance contributor to national dailies and magazines. She has been an innovative school head and teacher-trainer. She is an Honorary Director on the Board of the Children’s Literature Festival (CLF), Honorary General Secretary of the Karachi Conference Foundation, and Founding Member of the ‘I am Karachi’ Society. She has written and illustrated over 60 children’s books and developed many teachers’ manuals. She won the 4th UBL-Jang Literary Excellence Award for Dr Akhter Hameed Khan which is a part of this graphic stories series.