In the Media
Tillism co-founders: Selma Tufail and Anniqua Rana
First place memoir: Mendocino Writers Conference
Sarah McColl had this to say about “That These Should be Lies: In the Footsteps of Cervantes”:
“A sumptuous piece of writing steeped in place and personal histories that is also about writing itself, literary tradition, and the links between our lives and others, blood-related, and those bound in books.”
- San Francisco Writer’s Conference: Writing for Change: History and Herstory: The Politics of Colorism, Dictatorship, and Patriarchy-Panel
Rova Magazine: “To the Lighthouse with Goats and Artichokes” by Anniqua Rana
- Speaker at the Escuela Oficial de Idiomas, Málaga (The Official School of Languages): LIBRO DE HISTORIAS BASADAS EN EL LIBRO DE SELMA TUFAIL ( A book of stories based on the storybook by Selma Tufail)
- Beats of San Francisco Anniqua Rana Footloose May 8, 2022
- The News on Sunday: Stories from Morocco by Selma Tufail
- The News on Sunday: Finding heroes in Lisbon by Anniqua Rana
- The Express Tribune: Is education a comprehensive solution to gender-based violence? By Selma Tufail
- Selma Tufail: Play on Words, San José’s literary performance series at the San José Museum of Art for “Our Stories, Ourselves,”
- Story Circle Network – Finding Sanctuary with Cindy Rasicot, Judith Teitelman, Anniqua Rana, & Veena Rao
- South Asian Author Panel – Women’s National Book Association
WNBA San Francisco Chapter: What’s it like growing up South Asian in the United States? And what kind of writing and books results from those experiences? Come join a conversation with three South Asian women authors: Sumbul Ali-Karamali, Anniqua Rana, Mytrae Meliana, and author/moderator Rajika Bhandari.
- ON MEDIA, CITIZEN ENGAGEMENT & ALTERNATE DIGITAL SOCIAL SPACES
Ananke – celebrating visionary women: Such efforts, like Tillism (Magic) طلسم – a celebration of literature, memories, and languages – founded by Anniqua Rana and Selma Tufail are laudable for they infuse in us hope, healing and a congregation of thoughts and words that binds us together as opposed to tearing us apart in a world where humanity is in dire need of reprisal.
- How Publishing in Literary Journals Helps Your Writing Career
Women’s National Book Association – San Francisco Chapter
- The Bangalore Review
- Delay Fiction
- Naya Daur TV
- The Noyo River Review
- Fourteen Hills (San Francisco Review)
- Play on Words– Birth Canal
- Author Voices (Interview)
- San Mateo Daily Journal News ‘I needed to tell the story’: Local novelist releases debut. Peninsula professor and author prepares for release of her first book ‘Wild Boar in the Cane Field’
- Daily Times OCTOBER 23, 2019 Staff Report
Selma Tufail has always navigated through the worlds of literature, art, and education both in the classroom and in the media. Life’s journeys took her around the world where she taught, wrote, and created art in Spain, Qatar, the U.A.E. the U.S, and Pakistan. Throughout, she continued her pursuit of creativity in all its forms. She is currently co-managing a blog, Tillism.com with her sister, Anniqua Rana. Tillism means magic, and this is where they both share their fascination with creativity in all its forms.
Anniqua Rana is a lifelong educator and writer. She feels like a Californian because of the number of years she has called it home. Pakistan and England are also home because that’s’ where she spent her childhood. Her newest passion is to engage with readers, writer’s, and artists across the globe through Tillism.com and the media in general. Her debut novel, Wild Boar in the Cane Field, is the story of a young girl narrated by flies that covered her at birth. The novel has been published in the US and Pakistan.