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Nafiza Azad

Nafiza Azad was born in Fiji and spent the first seventeen years of her life as a self-styled Pacific Islander. Now she identifies as an Indo-Fijian Muslim Canadian, which means she is often navigating multiple identities. Nafiza has a love for languages and currently speaks four. She holds a Master of Arts degree in Children's Literature from the University of British Columbia and co-runs The Book Wars (, a website dedicated to all things children's literature. Nafiza currently lives in British Columbia with her family.

Genres: Young Adult Fantasy
   The Candle and the Flame (2019)
   The Wild Ones (2021)
   Road of the Lost (2022)
   Magic Has No Borders (2023) (with others)
Nafiza Azad recommends
Last Sunrise in Eterna (2023)
Amparo Ortiz
"A fierce yet tender tale that puts forward the radical notion that no one gets to decide who you are and what you are capable of except for you, yourself."
A Consuming Fire (2022)
Laura E Weymouth
"With exquisite prose and fiery characters, A Consuming Fire will fulfill readers in search of stories about sisterhood, courage, and love in all the forms it takes."
The Undead Truth of Us (2022)
Britney S Lewis
"A lament, but with fireworks."

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Anthologies containing stories by Nafiza Azad
Faeries Never Lie (2024)
(Untold Legends, book 3)
edited by
Zoraida Córdova and Natalie C Parker
Every Body Shines (2021)
Sixteen Stories About Living Fabulously Fat
edited by
Cassandra Newbould
Come On In (2020)
15 Stories about Immigration and Finding Home
edited by
Adi Alsaid

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