Neema Shah pursued a career in marketing after studying Law at University College London. She lives in South East London and once ran away to join a circus in New York. That’s a story for another time.
Kololo Hill is her debut novel, inspired by the 1972 Ugandan Asian expulsion and her own family background. The novel won the The Literary Consultancy Pen Factor Live, placed as runner-up in the First Novel Prize and York Festival of Writing Best Opening Chapter competition, shortlisted for the Bath Novel Prize and longlisted for the Exeter Novel Prize, SI Leeds Literary Prize and Retreat West Novel Prize. It will be published in the UK by Picador in 2021.
Neema also writes flash fiction and is currently working on her second novel. She prefers typing away at home but London Underground and Southeastern carriages seem to be her usual writing rooms.