The Anansi Blog

A Q&A with Nazneen Sheikh, author of The Place of Shining Light January 28 2016

We recently had the opportunity to talk to Nazneen Sheikh about her latest book The Place of Shining Light. The book follows three men – Adeel, Khalid, and Ghalib – as they race each other to gain possession of a 5000-year-old Buddhist statue. Set in both Afghanistan and Pakistan, Sheikh’s novel takes the reader on a wild … Read More

Writing: The Early Years – Guest Post by Nazneen Sheikh January 14 2016

Somewhere in the mid-eighties I had a prescribed and sweet life. I was raising two little girls, playing two hours of tennis daily, volunteering at their school, and rapidly becoming a seasoned hostess. A friend of mine who was churning out a literary review, M.G Vassanjee, called me and said there was a children’s publisher … Read More