Sadia lectures frequently about her experiences growing up with a Muslim mother, Christian father and Jewish grandmother and her search to reconnect with the Bene Israel community of Western India. This journey is the subject of her memoir The Girl From Foreign and her documentary film In Search of The Bene Israel.

She is available to speak at cultural events, book clubs, schools, colleges, and fundraisers.

Her film In Search of the Bene Israel can be screened as part of her presentation.

Recent event venues include:



Jacob Julien Visiting Writer, Wesleyan University (Middletown, CT)
University of Texas (Austin, TX)
Asian American Writers Workshop (New York, NY)
Sarah Lawrence College (Bronxville, NY)
Skirball Cultural Center (Los Angeles, CA)
Johnson & Wales University (Providence, RI)
University of Lucknow (Lucknow, India)
The American Center, (New Delhi, India)
The Spertus Institute of Jewish Studies (Chicago, IL)
Barnard College (New York, NY)
Miami Book Fair (Miami, FL)
Wesleyan Writer's Conference
DSC Jaipur Literature Festival (Jaipur, India)
Karachi Literature Festival (Karachi, Pakistan)
Edinburgh Int'l Book Festival (Edinburgh, Scotland)



For speaking requests please contact:
Megan Halpern / Penguin Speakers Bureau
375 Hudson Street . New York, NY 10014
212.366.2263 (voice) / (212) 366-2755 (fax)
megan.halpern@us.penguingroup.com
www.penguinspeakersbureau.com