Below are current and previous books by Shahidah and where Shahidah's work has featured.


Poetry and Shorts Collection

Dimensions is a book of poetry and shorts by Pakistani writer and  feminist activist, Shahidah Janjua. It takes the reader through the author’s life, each poem and piece of prose both segmented and connected by recurring, colliding themes.


Shahidah Janjua’s words are both beautiful and desolate, because the world she describes is too. This book is a work of beauty, a work of passionate feminism, and a work of truth; truth about women, our lives and our many, complex realities.

Privileged Witness

A Patriot’s Journey Through Partition and the Independence of Pakistan

The remarkable story of Partition and the Independence of Pakistan as experienced by the most senior officer of the Pakistan Air Force, Air Commodore Mohammad Khan Janjua. 


He provides insight into the events leading up to Partition, the role of the British in destabilising the sub-continent, the annexing of Kashmir and a first hand    account of the meetings that lead to the now infamous 1951 Rawalpindi Conspiracy case.


Privileged Witness is an important personal account of the historical events surrounding the birth of Pakistan, and a valuable analysis of the legacy of colonial corruption and continued external interference in the aftermath of independence.

Putting in the Pickle Where the Jam Should Be

Poetry and Prose Collection

Shahidah Janjua, Maya Chowdry, Seni Seneviratne

Jag Rahi Hai & Write Back Publishing, 1988












Charting the Journey

Writings by Black and Third world Women

Edited by Debjani Chatterjee

Sheba Feminist Press, 1988

The Redbeck Anthony

of British South Asian Poetry


Edited by Debjani Chatterjee

Redbeck Press Publishing, 2000