The Thirteenth Edition of Tata Literature Live! The Mumbai Litfest
Wednesday, November 9th to Sunday, November 13th 2022

Let's Turn The Page

Online : 9 - 10 Nov
On ground : 11 - 13 Nov

Neema Shah

Author, India

After leaving university, Neema Shah built a career in marketing, specialising in TV, digital and brand strategy for companies including the BBC. Neema has always been an avid reader, but rekindled her early love of writing in 2015 while doing a short online course. She is now trying to make up for lost time.

Neema Shah’s grandparents left India for East Africa in the 1940s. Kololo Hill is inspired by their lives, as well as those who were expelled from Uganda by brutal ruler Idi Amin.

She was born and raised in London, spending many school holidays with family in East Africa. Neema also once ran away to join a circus in New York, but that’s a story for another time…


Words Of Inspiration

  • 10th November
  • 10:00 pm - 10:45 pm

Books that made me a writer
Gurnaik Johal, Neema Shah, Vauhini Vara, Harinder Sikka
Chair: Rupangi Sharma

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