"Exhibiting You" - Author

Shaila Abdullah

Languages: Urdu and English
About Me:
I am a Pakistani-American author and designer based in Austin, Texas. Saffron Dreams, my latest novel is about the struggles of a 9/11 Muslim widow. See http://www.shailaabdullah.com/

My debut book, Beyond the Cayenne Wall, is an award-winning collection of stories about Pakistani women struggling to find their individualities despite the barriers imposed by society. Among other accolades, the book won the Norumbega Jury Prize for outstanding Fiction and the DIY Festival Award. I also received a grant from the Hobson Foundation for Saffron Dreams.

My I'm passionate about:
Change comes from within an individual. We are all evolving, growing. I see it in my own work.

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