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Nausheen Pasha-Zaidi was born in Karachi and grew up in New York. She has graduate degrees in language education and educational psychology and works as an online instructor. She lives in Chandler, Arizona, with her husband and two children.
- The Colour of Mehndi
Frog Books (2006)
- Nazli Akram seemed to have it all -- a husband, two sons and a picturesque house in Arizona. But her outwardly idyllic existence masked the chaos brewing within the confines of her own mind. A young Pakistani-American woman, struggling with a failing marriage and her own sacrificed ambitions, Nazli’s once-promising future quickly deteriorates as she succumbs to her own personal demons and follows a dangerous path of despair and mental illness. But her story is lost through the years until her youngest son - now a grown man on a quest for his own identity - uncovers the audiotapes of the mother he doesn’t remember. And his discovery finally gives voice to a woman whose life and death have been shrouded in a veil of shame and silence.
- Troubled mind. Review in the Sunday Tribune.
South Asian Women authors