Shaila Abdullah

Biography

Noted as "Word Artist" by critics, Shaila Abdullah is a Pakistani-American author based in Austin, Texas. Her award-winning novel Saffron Dreams explores the tragedy of 9/11 from the perspective of a Muslim widow. Abdullah's debut book, Beyond the Cayenne Wall is a collection of stories about Pakistani women struggling to find their individualities despite the barriers imposed by society.

The author has received several awards for her work including the Golden Quill Award, Norumbega Jury Prize for Outstanding Fiction, DIY Award, Reader Views Award, Written Art Award, and a grant from Hobson Foundation.

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Books

Saffron Dreams
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 73,670. Language: English. Published: May 25, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
From the darkest hour of American history emerges a mesmerizing tale of tender love, a life interrupted, and faith recovered. Arissa Illahi, a Muslim artist and writer, discovers in a single moment that no matter how carefully you map your life, it is life itself that chooses your destiny.

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