Fatin Abbas discusses her novel Ghost SeasonTuesday, March 28, 2023 7:00 pm – 8:10 pm CEST/GMT+2
Author Fatin Abbas returns to our campus (via zoom) to talk about her debut novel, Ghost Season. Weaving a sweeping history of the breakup of Sudan into the lives of five captivating characters, Abbas explores the porous and perilous nature of borders—whether they be national, ethnic, or religious—and the profound consequences for those who cross them. The book discussion is part of SO285 Migration, Space, and Power, a course taught by BCB Migration Studies professor Agata Lisiak who will also moderate the event.
The event takes place within the framework of and is funded by the Mellon Cluster of Forced Migration, Displacement, and Education. A Zoom link will be included in the "This Week at BCB" email on 3.23 & 3.27.
Fatin Abbas is the author of Ghost Season: A Novel (W.W. Norton 2023; also forthcoming in the UK and Germany). Her short fiction has appeared in Granta, Freeman’s: The Best New Writing on Arrival, The Warwick Review, and Friction, amongst other places, and her journalism and non-fiction have appeared in The Nation, Le Monde diplomatique, Zeit Online, and Africa Is a Country, among other venues. She has been a Miles Morland Foundation Writing Scholar (UK), a Writer-in-Residence at the Jan Michalski Foundation for Writing and Literature (Switzerland), a Maison Baldwin St. Paul de Vence Writer-in-Residence (France), an Austrian Federal Chancellery/KulturKontakt Artist-in-Residence (Austria), and has held fellowships at the Akademie Schloss Solitude and Schloss Wiepersdorf in Germany. She gained her BA in English from the University of Cambridge, her PhD in Comparative Literature from Harvard University, and her MFA in Creative Writing from Hunter College, CUNY.