b. February 27, 1979 at Jamalpur, Bangladesh

full name Fatema Karim

moved to the United States 1986

attended Jefferson Elementary, Richland, Washington; and Hanford Middle and High School

studied at The Evergreen State College

currently majoring in Creative Writing at the University of Washington

aspires to Sarah Lawrence College


Shampa's story "Castles" on Kala Kahani

Tom Bolling's home page