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Shaila Abdullah

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Shaila Abdullah (born 1971) is a Pakistani-American author, writer, and designer.[1]

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.[2]

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.[3][4][5] The novel was cited as 1 of 50 Greatest Works of Immigration Literature by Open Education Database.[6]

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  1. "Meet 20 Super Women Who Are Earning Respect For Pakistan". Daily Pakistan Global. Retrieved 2018-02-27.
  2. Oh, Seiwoong (2009). "Abdullah, Shaila". Encyclopedia of Asian-American Literature. pp. 4–5.
  3. "Study: Reading Literary Fiction Can Make You Less Racist". Pacific Standard. Retrieved 2018-02-27.
  4. "Is fiction good for you? How researchers are trying to find out". ScienceDaily. Retrieved 2018-02-27.
  5. "Leer novelas fomenta la empatía". ELMUNDO (in español). Retrieved 2018-02-27.
  6. "50 Greatest Works of Immigration Literature". OEDB.org. 2011-01-05. Retrieved 2018-02-27.

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