Shaeeza Haniff is a Kindergarten Teacher in Binghamton, New York.
Born to an agriculture teacher and a homemaker, Shaeeza grew up in the coastal region of tropical Guyana, South America. Her childhood was filled with memories of large family gatherings, dozens of cousins, aunts, uncles and many song filled hammock swings. Aja (northern Indian word for paternal grandfather) was prominent in her life until his death in 1987. Shaeeza along with her two sisters and one brother listened to stories of his many trips abroad filled with adventures and laden with every detail. His gift for storytelling seems to have passed down to Shaeeza as she has been writing and making up stories since she was ten years old.
She followed her father's footsteps and became a Nursery School teacher at the age of 20, graduating top of her class. She continued to teach after her move to New York City in a private school.
She gets inspiration for her books from her family, memories of her childhood and her many students. Many of her stories are based on real events and incidents or conversations.
Shaeeza now lives in Binghamton, New York with her husband, five children, three cats, and one beta fish.
This is her first published book.
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Smashwords book reviews by Shaeeza Haniff
- Evolution of Insanity
on May 26, 2011
The Evolution of Insanity is a collection of tales, stories, and fables about a variety of beings. Imagine for a moment you are able to stop and listen, see, witness and understand a segment of the lives of a collection of beings - Gods, godlike, god hating and god wannabes, the dead, the living, the fictional, the alien, male, female, the young and the old.
Stories that would have you believe that Santa was killed, "tongue in cheek" stories, stories intermingled with intellectual descriptions of body functions, of the human despair and condition. Stories like the one about a long suffering psychiatrist finding his "emotional wastebasket", Adam and Eve personas, Herman of whom we all know one of, the passing of the torch of thoughts and observation as depicted in "London in the Mind". Stories that enlighten us about the complexities of the interrelationships between the opposite sexes.
Haresh Daswani is a complex writer who writes with intellectual wit and philosophy interlaced with humor.
“We are all insane who hide in rooms further making us insane”.
A great read!
- Darwin's Children
on June 07, 2011
I read this book and thought, this is fun! The story centers around a teen aged superhuman who is about to come into her power.
Surrounded by the other super humans in her immediate family, our heroine is taught, nurtured, comforted and supported through out her ordeals.
She is guided to become friends with another superhuman who is unaware of her own powers. Both are beautiful girls in their own right although awkward in their social skills - which is not uncommon for most teen aged girls who do go through their teen years feeling much the same. They both come of age in their own ways and build a sense of family for each.
The author's explanation of the reason for the super human abilities of the characters is believable, scientific and plausible. For the most part, the majority of our population have had some inkling of a sixth sense in our own personalities and this book tells of the possibilities, the imagine thats, and the what ifs.
Although a slow beginning, Darwin's Children is a great read that finishes with a tumultuous climax. I am guessing there is a second book coming after this one that I can't wait to read.
Word to parents - heavy petting, rape and violence.