An expert in the Afro-Creole experience, Fatima Shaik is the author of books of fiction for adults and children.
She is a former reporter for the New Orleans Times-Picayune and Miami News, and the former assistant editor of McGraw-Hill World News. Her articles have appeared in many national and international publications including the New York Times, Essence, Black Enterprise, Working Woman and Nikkei Architecture. Her short stories were published in The Southern Review, Callaloo and others. She is the recipient of an NEH fellowship, LEH and Kittredge Fund grants.
Shaik is an Assistant Professor at Saint Peter's University.
My Grandad, the Bengali Peddler: An African-American Writer Finds Her Roots
Article in FirstPost by Sandip Roy
Hunt for Grandad's Roots in Hooghly
Article in The Telegraph, Kolkata by Mohua Das
New Orleans Times-Picayune March 27, 2011 PEN Authors visits to New Orleans main story. Sidebar on Fatima Shaik.