Bina Shah, a Female Pakistani Writer, well-known journalist, and author from Pakistan has received the prestigious Ordre des Arts et des Lettres award from France (Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters).
According to the information, Shah received the honor on Thursday at the Alliance Francaise, a French cultural center in Karachi, from Nicolas Galey, the French ambassador to Pakistan.
The French Embassy in Pakistan announced the honor on Twitter, stating that it was given in celebration of her talents as a writer and journalist, as well as her support of women’s rights and her love of the French language and culture.
Shah stated during the award ceremony that she started learning French when she was just 12 years old and then moved to the US to pursue her education.
Once she returned to Pakistan in 1995, she got involved with the Alliance Francaise in Karachi.
Shah has authored five novels in her writing career, the most recent of which, Before She Sleeps, a feminist movement dystopian story, was released in 2018. The Monsoon War, its follow-up, will be made available in May 2019.
She also contributes to the New York Times and Dawn, and her literary work—which encompasses both fiction and nonfiction—has frequently won honors from all over the world.