S196. Bona Fide Relationships
Saturday, March 30, 2019
12:00 pm to 1:15 pm
Zaina Arafat is an Arab American writer. Her work has appeared in Granta, The New York Times, Virginia Quarterly Review, The Believer, The Washington Post, BuzzFeed, and Vice. She holds an MFA from Iowa and an MA from Columbia. Her debut novel is forthcoming. She curated the Bona Fide portfolio.
Hazem Fahmy is a poet, playwright, and critic from Cairo. He is an honors graduate of Wesleyan University's College of Letters where his senior thesis play Barzakh received High Honors. His poetry has been recognized by a Best of the Net nomination as well as by the Watering Hole.
Raad Rahman is a writer, journalist, and human rights advocate whose writing includes topics of literature, modern Islam, child rights, and reportage on counterterrorism in South Asia.
Sobia Khan PhD is Dean for Academic Success at San Antonio College. She has published academic essays, translations and short stories on the American Muslim experience. She is a VONA fellow in fiction with Junot Diaz and a fellow of the Banff Center. Presently, she is completing her novel.