Published July 25, 2019
Mombasa. I dreamt of Mombasa again last night.
Mombasa, just saying the name makes me remember the salty smell of the ocean. .Mombasa watching …
Published April 17, 2019
I have not one but two  book readings coming up in Vancouver.  I wish my mother and my muse could be there…she loved a …
Published January 22, 2019
Even in a family of amazing cooks, Gulzar Mami stood out. Mum had a lot of mamis but there was no question about who …
Published October 10, 2018
I will be giving a reading from “Nairobi Days” and signing books at the “Kew and Willow” Bookstore on Sunday October 21st at 5.30 …
Published July 18, 2018
Madat Kaka’s house reminded me of Miss Havisham’s bedroom in Great Expectations. It was very clean, spotless even  but it was frozen in time. …
Published July 12, 2018
I look at Khatun’s photo. She is wearing a sheath dress that shows a voluptuous figure and shapely legs in white pumps. Her curls …
Published June 2, 2018
My Dadabapa, Esmail Shariff was a polished, sophisticated man. In 1931 he and six of his male friends who used to play cards together …
Published June 1, 2018
Kulsum Esmail Alibhai Shariff nee –Kulsum (Khursa) Rajan
Born in 1905, married in 1917 and died in 1972.
Esmail Alibhai Shariff
Born approx 1900, …
Published May 17, 2018

On the Bookshelf
By Kyndall Krist



Nairobi Days
Shelina Shariff-Zia ’85 (Dog Ear Publishing, 2017)
Drawing from personal …