ABOUT Maha Al Fahim

Maha Al Fahim
Maha Al Fahim graduated with the highest honors in Public Policy from Princeton University. She is currently pursuing her Master’s in International Policy at Stanford University.




 In a small village in Henan province, China, a farmer yearns for a son to bring his family power and negate past injustices. When a girl is born instead, he defies destiny and raises his daughter, Li, as a boy, then entreats the monks of the famed Shaolin temple to make Li into a Shaolin warrior.

Years of intense physical, mental, and spiritual training hone Li’s skills and talents, but she struggles beneath the weight of the profound secret she harbors. When fate makes her path and a Hollywood magnate’s cross, she embarks on a life-altering series of adventures in America, where her spiritual upbringing and materialist desires clash. Only after traveling a dark and lonely road will she awaken to her true self and purpose.

An exploration of family, human frailties, resilience, and redemption, Shaolina will inspire readers to break free from the scripts written for them and embrace life on their own terms.