Fatima Shaik Wins 22nd Louisiana Writer Award

The Louisiana Center for the Book in the State Library of Louisiana announced Fatima Shaik as the winner of the 22nd annual Louisiana Writer Award. The award recognizes outstanding contributions to Louisiana's literary and intellectual life exemplified by a contemporary writer's body of work. Shaik’s books include her recent narrative nonfiction Economy Hall: The Hidden History of a Free Black Brotherhood (The Historic New Orleans Collection) and The Mayor of New Orleans: Just Talking Jazz (Creative Arts Book Company), among other titles.

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