Sameena Mughal was born in Lansdale, Pennsylvania. She is the daughter of immigrants who came to the United States from Uganda in 1972. Sameena is a freelance writer and teacher with a passion for literature and 1001 Arabian Nights especially. As an English and ESL teacher, she designed units where her students either retold these stories or wrote one of their own. After reading her students' stories Sameena decided to write one of her own. That one story led to ten, which led to the creation of Shaherazade's Daughters, her first book.
About the Book
In a world of genies and fairies, extraordinary women from all
over the East make extraordinary journeys of the spirit, mind,
and heart. In Shaherazade’s Daughters, different women
follow in the footsteps of the legendary heroine of 1001 Arabian
The short story collection by Sameena Mughal pays homage to
the classic tales yet adds a modern, feminist twist. The diverse
stories comprising Shaherazade's Daughters range from the
adventurous and comedic to the dark and dramatic. Each
offering explores the complex pathways to self-discovery.