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Ahmed, Samira

Entry updated 22 May 2023. Tagged: Author.

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(?   -    ) Indian-born author in US from childhood, who began to publish work of genre interest with "Brains Don't Smell" in Entropy Mag for 2016. She is of sf interest for her second novel, the Young-Adult Interment (2019), set in an American very Near Future difficult to distinguish from the tale's year of publication. Young men and women identified as ethnically unsound through surveys are imprisoned in interment camps, their fate not easily to be guessed (from within the pages of the novel). The young protagonist shows spunk, bewilderment, terror; she learns through her time of incarceration that she is not in truth the enemy. The enemy of Americans is the jailor. [JC]

Samira Ahmed

born Mumbai, India


  • Interment (New York: Little, Brown, 2019) [hb/Dana Ledl]

works as editor

  • Magic Has No Borders (New York: HarperTeen, 2023) with Sona Charaipotra [anth: stories from South Asia: hb/]


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