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Shaila M. Abdullah

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Shaila Abdullah is an award-winning author of five books: Saffron Dreams, Beyond the Cayenne Wall, My Friend Suhana, Rani in Search of a Rainbow, and A Manual for Marco. The author has received several awards for her work including the Golden Quill Award, Norumbega Jury Prize for Outstanding Fiction, Patras Bukhari Award for English Language, Reader Views Award, Written Art Award, and a grant from Hobson Foundation. Several academic institutions have adopted her books as course study or recommended reading, including the University of California, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Indiana University, Boston University, California State University, and George Washington University.

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Saffron Dreams

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Passage from Saffron Dreams, relevant to current times:


The ringing of the phone broke through the silence at the dinner table. I had had enough of answering pestering reporters and funneling my way in and out of the building through them. They were all looking for one story because they had beaten the rest to a pulp. Muslim harmed by Muslim, how do you react?


How do you?


I hadn’t even decided...

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Description: From the darkest hour of American history emerges a mesmerizing tale of tender love, a life interrupted, and faith recovered. Arissa Illahi, a Muslim artist and writer, discovers in a single moment that no matter how carefully you map your life, it is life itself that chooses your destiny. Coming in February of 2009. Read more about the book at http://www.shailaabdullah.com/books_SD.html Join the author's mailing list to receive another chapter and news about this work http://www.shailaabdullah.com/signup.html

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message 9: by Aggie

Aggie Villanueva Hi Shaila. Thankx for the add. It's nice to meet you.


Andrea Kulman Hi & thank you for being a friend.


message 7: by Aaron

Aaron Hoopes Hi Shaila,
thanks for the connection and the feedback on the website.
wishing you much peace,
Aaron Hoopes




Bradley Thank you for adding me as a friend. =)

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Rosemary Shailia, thank you so much for the friend invitation. Your work looks fascinating, and your subject matter is dear to my heart.
Best wishes for a New Year full of writing and reading.


Melissa Santangelo Thanks for being a friend.
I will be featured on The Authors Radio Show all day tomorrow at http://www.theauthorsshow.com and my book will be $5.00 tomorrow only at http://www.thekeytolifeisbalance.com.
Many Blessings!
Peace,
Melissa Stone



Shaila Most welcome, new friends




message 2: by Maria

Maria Dear Shaila,

It would be my honor to be as your friend.
Thanks for adding me.

Happy New Year!

Cheers,
Maria


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