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Nairobi Days with Shelina Shariff-Zia

Join us for a lovely author reading of Nairobi Days by Shelina Shariff-Zia. 

This diaspora novel is a celebration of Indian and African culture seen through the eyes of a young woman. As a member of an Indian minority in a small African country, Shaza's life is complicated. She lives in a lively house full of relatives. Later, she meets Idi Amin, the bloodthirsty Ugandan dictator and has a narrow escape...

Shelina Shariff-Zia grew up in Nairobi, a tomboy who was always getting into trouble. She is the fifth generation of an Indian family who migrated to Kenya from Gujarat. She moved to Texas to study literature at Rice University. After earning an M.A. at Columbia, she became a journalist. She now teaches college students at CUNY in the Bronx.

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