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Ameena Bibi Meer

Ameena Bibi Meer, American copywriter, editor, journalist, writer. Selection committee Asian-American Film Festival, New York City, 1991, 92; caseworker Sakhi for Women, New York City, since 1991, Calvin Klein, 1992-1994; Salman Rushdie defense Pen-American Center, New York City, 1989. Member Poets, Playwrights, Editors, Essayists and Novelists association, National Writers Union, Asia Society.

Background

  • Meer, Ameena Bibi was born on May 29, 1964 in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. Daughter of Syed Ahmed and Arshiya Bibi (Rauf) Meer.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, University California, Santa Cruz, 1985.

    Career

    • Administrative and editorial assistant Harper's Magazine, New York City, 1985-1986. Managing editor East Village Eye, 1986-1987. Copy editor, book editor PAPER Magazine, 1989-1991.

      Managing editor BOMB Magazine, 1988-1992. Freelance copywriter, creative director, since 1995. Contributing writer India Magazine, New Delhi, 1987-1989, Times of India, New Delhi, 1987-1989.

    Works

    • Bombay Talkie
    • Sabah, a young American woman of Indian heritage, sets out to discover her identity in India, only to stumble into a decadent, upper-class demi-monde.
    • Author: (short stories) Indian-American magazine, 1991. (novel) Bombay Talkie, 1994. How to Shoot Your Kids with Arthur Elgart, 1997.

      Contributor articles to popular magazines.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Democrat

    Religion

    Denomination: Muslim

    Membership

    Selection committee Asian-American Film Festival, New York City, 1991, 92. Caseworker Sakhi for Women, New York City, since 1991, Calvin Klein, 1992-1994. Salman Rushdie defense Pen-American Center, New York City, 1989.

    Member Poets, Playwrights, Editors, Essayists and Novelists association, National Writers Union, Asia Society.

    Connections

    • Married Andrew Dominic Douglas, May 10, 1992 (divorced October 1994). 1 child, Sasha Iman Douglas. Married James Nathaniel Nares, October 19, 1996.

      1 child, Zarina Elizabeth Nares.
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    Born May 29, 1964
    (age 53)
    • 1985
      University California
    • 1985 - 1986
      Administrative and editorial assistant, Harper's Magazine
    • 1986 - 1987
      managing editor East Village Eye
    • 1988 - 1992
      managing editor BOMB Magazine
    • 1989 - 1991
      copy editor
    • 1995
      freelance copywriter
    • 1995
      creative director