Sikeena Karmali Ahmed

Sikeena Karmali Ahmed is Manager, Publications and Editing. She has a Master of Arts in English and Cultural Studies from the American University in Cairo and Bachelor of Arts in Middle East and Cultural Studies from McGill University, Canada. Sikeena has written two books, a collection of poetry entitled Places to Remember and an award winning novel entitled A House by the Sea. She was also the Editor of ascent magazine from 2003 to 2005 during which time it won two Utne Independent Press Awards. She has recently received a Canada Council Grant for her second (forthcoming) novel as well as a UNESCO-Aschberg Writer's Residency at Centre D'Art Marnay Sur Seine, France. She has served on the Canada Council for the Arts Peer Jury for Literature and Publications. Her articles on Human Rights and Muslim culture have been translated into French and Italian.

​Contact Details

Email address: sikeena.ahmed@aku.edu

Telephone: 020 7380 3872

 Publications

Books

  • Karmali, S. (2003). A House by the Sea, Montreal, Canada, Esplanade Books

  • Carrara, B., and Karmali, S. (1992). Places to Remember, Montreal, Caramba

 Articles

  • Karmali, S., "The Sublime Qur'an" an interview with Laleh Bakthiar, in Ascent Magazine, Timeless Books, Montreal, Canada, Winter 2007

  • Karmali, S., "Educating for Peace" an interview with Victor Chan, in Ascent Magazine, Timeless Books, Montreal, Canada, Spring 2007Karmali, S., "Room to Read" an interview with John Wood, in Ascent Magazine, Timeless Books, Montreal, Canada, Winter 2006

  • Karmali, S ., "Perhaps the Pope isn't fully aware of the Muslim legacy", in The Vancouver Sun, Wednesday, September 20 2006

  • Karmali, S ., "Moving Forward" Inspired Lives, in Ascent Magazine, Timeless Books, Toronto, Canada, September 2005

  • Karmali, S ., "Relative Wisdom", in Ascent Magazine, Timeless Books, Montreal Canada, Summer 2005

  • Karmali, S ., "Politics of the Interior: Seeking Balance", in Afriche e Oriente, University of Bologna, Italy, Spring 2005

  • Karmali, S ., "Reaching In", in Ascent Magazine, Timeless Books, Montreal, Canada, Winter 2004

  • Karmali, S ., "East-West", in Ascent Magazine, Timeless Books, Montreal Canada Summer 2002

  • Karmali, S ., "Coming Through Fire" Lata Pada, a Profile, in Ascent Magazine , Timeless Books, Montreal, Canada, Winter 2001

Short Stories

  • Karmali, S ., "…And Never the Twain Shall Meet", In Memoriam, Penne Scriptora, San Lazzaro, Italy, 2005

  • Karmali, S ., "The Mulberry Courtesan", An Anthology of South Asian Writing, Star Publications, Dhaka, Bangladesh, 2007

Plays

  • Karmali, S ., Chahar Bagh : The Search for Home, The Roundhouse Community Centre, May 22-26 2007, Vancouver, Canada ​