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Sehba Sarwar

Los Angeles
Sehba Sarwar creates essays, stories, poems, and art that tackle displacement, migration, and women’s issues. Her writings have appeared in publications including New York Times Sunday Magazine, Creative Time Reports, Asia: Magazine of Asian Literature and elsewhere. Her short stories have been anthologized by Feminist Press, Akashic Books, and Harper Collins India, while the second edition of her novel, Black Wings, was released in 2019 (Veliz Books). Her papers are archived at the University of Houston’s library where she was artist-in-residence for several years. In 2000, while based in Houston, Sarwar founded and ran an arts organization that tackled social justice issues and was the recipient of many NEA awards as well as from other donors. Born and raised in Karachi, Pakistan in a home filled with artists and activists, Sarwar is based in Los Angeles.