Smell of Success: a Review of Skunk Girl

Skunk Girl is Sheba Karim's first novel. It is told from the point of view of 16-year-old Nina Khan, self-described as "a Pakistani Muslim girl" and from a small white town in upstate New York. Although published in 2009, the story is set in approximately 1993. In a fast-paced, entertaining read, Nina narrates her life and drama as the only Pakistani and Muslim girl in her high school. She deals with worries about school and boys, as well body hair and strict parents. Karim keeps a … [Read more...]


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