Sikeena Karmali

Sikeena Karmali was born in Nairobi, Kenya to Gujarati Indian parents. She was educated in Canada, the U.S., Italy and Egypt. Karmali works in the fields of international development and human rights and currently resides in Montreal. In 1992, some of her poems were published in Montreal in an illustrated artist’s book entitled Places to Remember, featuring silk screen prints by Bernardo Carrera.


A House by the Sea

Montreal: Esplanade Books, 2003.
9th floor PS8571 .A843 H69 2003

Publisher’s Synopsis

At the heart of this novel is a young woman’s quest to reconcile her nomadic spirit with an inner longing for a home. Zahra Khan crosses four continents, untangling family secrets and the fateful lives of her grandmothers. She encounters love when least expected and discovers she is not who she imagined herself to be. …


Publisher Vehicule Press