Shaila Abdullah (born 1971) is a Pakistani-American author, writer, and designer.
The author has received several awards for her work including the Patras Bukhari Award for English Language, Golden Quill Award, Reader Views Award, Written Art Award, and a grant from Hobson Foundation. "Beyond the Cayenne Wall"' received the Jury Prize for Outstanding Fiction which is the highest award in the Norumbega Fiction Awards.
In early 2014, a research team from Washington and Lee University conducted a study in which they found that reading a 3,000-word extract from Saffron Dreams can make a person less racist. The novel was cited as 1 of 50 Greatest Works of Immigration Literature by Open Education Database.
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- Oh, Seiwoong (2009). "Abdullah, Shaila". Encyclopedia of Asian-American Literature. pp. 4–5.
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- "Leer novelas fomenta la empatía". ELMUNDO (in español). Retrieved 2018-02-27.
- "50 Greatest Works of Immigration Literature". OEDB.org. 2011-01-05. Retrieved 2018-02-27.
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