Sehba Sarwar

Reclaiming Witches and Monstrous Women, Sunday, May 7 at 12:30pm, Mt. View Mausoleum

Sehba Sarwar’s writings and art tackle borders and displacement. Her essays, fiction, and poems have appeared in publications including The New York Times’ Sunday Magazine, Los Angeles Times, LA Parent, Asia: Magazine of Asian Literature, Callaloo and elsewhere. Her short stories are anthologized by Feminist Press, Akashic Books, and Harper Collins India, while the second edition of her novel Black Wings was released in spring (Veliz Books 2019). She is a member of the Macondo Writers Workshop and was born and raised in Karachi, Pakistan, where she spent the first half of her life in a home filled with artists, activists, and educators. She is based in Pasadena, and her papers are archived at the University of Houston.

Books That Make a Difference: The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy, Cracking India by Bapsi Sidhwa, Borderlands/La Frontera by Gloria Anzaldúa.