About Us

Anniqua, lives in the Bay Area and is the author of Wild Boar in the Cane Field which was shortlisted for Pakistan’s UBL Literary Award 2020. She Writes Press in the United States published it in 2019. The following year, Folio Books published it in Pakistan. Anniqua holds a doctorate in International Education. She has taught at San Mateo Community Colleges, University of San Francisco, Lahore University of Management Sciences, and Stanford University. Now a full-time writer, Anniqua co-manages Tillism طلسم – Magical Words from around the World.

Selma, an artist, lives in Spain. She set up the very first Department of Art & Design at Zayed University in the United Arab Emirates. In that capacity, she developed an academic relationship with the Complutense University in Madrid, Spain. Because of this, Zayed University in the United Arab Emirates presented her with the Outstanding Faculty Member of the Year. That same year, His Majesty King Juan Carlos I of Spain awarded Selma the Spanish Order of the Civil Merit. This is the highest civilian award of Spain. She is the author and illustrator of Con Yanci: When Chickens Fly and Other Tales, a children’s storybook.

Our work has appeared in International Education, The Pakistan Daily Times, Bangalore Review, Fourteen Hills, The Noyo River Review, Delay Fiction, and other publications.

Tillism Founders Anniqua Rana and Selma Tufail
Anniqua Rana and Selma Tufail