Shenaaz Nanji

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Shenaaz Nanji (born 1954, Mombasa, Kenya) is an Indian Canadian children's and young adult author. She currently lives in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.[1]


Her novel Child of Dandelions, a book about the Expulsion of Asians in Uganda in 1972, was a shortlisted nominee for the 2008 Governor General's Awards in the Children's Literature category.[2][3] Other children's books include Indian Tales, An Alien in my House!, Treasures for Lunch, The Old Fisherman of Lamu, Teeny Weeny Penny and Grandma's Heart. She holds an M.F.A. in Writing for Children and Young Adults from Vermont College.


  1. ^ "CANSCAIP Members:Shenaaz Nanji". Canadian Society of Children's Authors, Illustrators and Performers. Retrieved 26 March 2010. 
  2. ^ "Discussion Module: Child of Dandelions by Shenaaz Nanji". Rhode Island Teen Book Award. Retrieved 26 March 2010. 
  3. ^ Brown, Jennifer M. (April 2008). "To Go Forward, We Must Understand the Past: An Interview with Shenaaz Nanji". School Library Journal. Retrieved 26 March 2010. 

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