Sehba Sarwar

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Sehba Sarwar, is an author and speaker, inspirational artist, and a dynamic community and cultural activist, dedicated to creating connections between communities around the globe. Her work tackles immigration and border issues and has appeared in the New York Times Sunday Magazine, Creative Time Reports, and ASIA: Magazine of Asian Literature. Sarwar’s short stories are anthologized by Feminist Press, Akashic Books, and Harper Collins India. Her essays, fiction, and poems have appeared in The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, LA Parent, Houston Chronicle, Altadena Literary Review, Asia: Magazine of Asian Literature, and Callaloo. In 2019, a second edition of her novel, Black Wings, was released in the US. It is the story of a mother and daughter who struggle to meet across the continents, generations, cultures, and secrets that separate them. Born and raised in Karachi, Pakistan, Sehba spent the first half of her life in a home filled with artists, activists, and educators. She is based in Pasadena, and her papers are archived at the University of Houston.

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