Writer Shaila Abdullah was conceived in Karachi, Pakistan yet now lives and acts as an independent author in Austin, Texas. While she didn’t encounter the fear monger assaults of September eleventh firsthand, her experience as a Muslim lady who moved to the United States represents numerous men and ladies who have left their local terrains to look for a superior life in the United States regardless of the extra challenges it can bring about.
Abdullah’s already distributed short story accumulation “Past the Cayenne Wall” got commendatory surveys for its portrayal of Pakistani ladies attempting to characterize themselves as people against the boundaries forced by the conventional divider that isolates the satisfactory from what is viewed as evil in their social orders. Like the cloak the Pakistani ladies wear, the divider keeps them from investigating who they truly are.
Presently in “Saffron Dreams,” Abdullah comes back to her subject of Pakistani ladies with a top to bottom representation of one lady attempting to accommodate her new opportunities with her Pakistani culture and the partiality of numerous Americans toward the Muslim religion. “Saffron Dreams” catches the tone and feelings of the mid twenty-first century.
while leaving the peruser much to consider as far as being an American, what the eventual fate of America might be, and the trust that exists in future eras. Abdullah’s written work offers another and fascinating point of view on the American experience, one I plan to keep appreciating in future books from her.