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Sikeena Karmali was born in Nairobi, Kenya to Gujarati Indian parents. She was educated in Canada, the US, Italy and Egypt. Since 1994 she has worked in international development and human rights. She is currently the director of a human rights agency in Tashkent, Uzbekistan.
- Unravelling the East-West myth. Sikeena Karmali writes about identity in the Utne Reader.
- A House By the Sea
Vehicule Press, Montreal. (2004)
- A debut novel about a young woman's quest to reconcile her nomadic spirit with an inner longing for a home. Zahra Khan crosses four continents, untangling family secrets and the fateful lives of her grand-mothers. She encounters love when least expected and discovers she is not who she imagined herself to be.
East meets West, and tradition clashes with modernity in a family drama reaching back through time and generations, across Arabia, India, East Africa, England, and Canada.
- Sawnet Review by Jaya Tripathi
- Excerpt from the book
- Review in the McGill Daily
- Review at aelaq.org
South Asian Women authors