Interview with Rukhsana Khan

Tuesday, September 29, 2009.

Rukhsana KhanIt’s no mystery that books are powerful. They teach us skills and history, and take us to places we’ve never been or that never existed.  Many of the best books take us to a place inside of ourselves where we can connect with other stories and escape our own realities.

The Roses in my Carpets tells the story of a young boy, his mother and sister, living in a refugee camp.  The camp serves merely as a setting for this family as we experience the common reality of feeling out of place while dealing with life around us.

Author Rukhsana Khan joins Mark to talk about how books saved her, writing politics out of children’s books and her thoughts on life as a marathon and books as sprints.

Photo provided by Rukhsana Khan.


Comment by tanita

September 29, 2009 @ 9:51 am

I love how much she giggles throughout this interview, self-deprecatingly describing her experiences. I’m so glad she went beyond that worm story!

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September 30, 2009 @ 10:44 pm

[…] one encounter. Digital communications is about the marathon, not the sprint.” [with props to Rukhsana Khan for the running […]

Comment by Andrea Beaty

October 20, 2009 @ 3:47 pm

A lovely interview with a singularly lovely lady and author!!!!

Comment by Rukhsana Khan

November 8, 2009 @ 12:19 pm

Hey Mark,

Wow, what a wonderful interview! I think you managed to make me sound quite intelligent!

Hi Tanita, thanks for the kind words! And props to you pingback!

And hey Andrea, you’re such a silly chick!! How you make me blush!

All the best,


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