Shaheen S. Dhanji was borne in Africa. She is a Social-International Development Consultant by profession; a dilettante writer, artist, musician and an activist by innate attributes. A human-being who (in her mind) lives in the Renaissance era, writing her memoirs from the blood-ink on paper - in the heart the light of consciousness writes her fate! She fancies books, 19th century cameras, world cinema, Indian classical music, blues/jazz records, meditation/yoga and meaningful conversations blended in the art of polemics with minds that intrigue hers! She could be found sipping qahwa in old bazaars and other times breathing in the landscape of Andalusia - Africa - South Asia.
Her creative platform focuses on vital themes of war and civil society, genocide, human rights issues, social and civic development, cultural and heritage conservation, mysticism, indigenous cultures/customs, migration and forced exile, oppression & dispossession in marginalized communities.
Shaheen has collaborated with author, Soumya Vilekar, on their anthology 'Suroor of the Soul' - available at Amazon.
Her future engagements include: film, theatre art.
Shaheen S. Dhanji lives at Toronto, Canada.