About Fatin Abbas

Fatin Abbas is a Sudanese-born writer based in the U.S. She has a PhD in Comparative Literature from Harvard University. She has written on Africa and Middle East related issues for The Nation and Bidoun Magazine. Her short story, Womb Memories, was published in The Warwick Review  (Dec 2011). Her documentary film, Mud Missive (2009) was shot in Khartoum, Sudan.

Articles by Fatin Abbas

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The Circumcision

A story by Fatin Abbas. Part of a series of of poems and short stories by African feminist writers for 16 Days of Activism against Gender Violence.

Sudan secession: resolving divisions?

South Sudan celebrates its independence this week, becoming the world's newest nation. But the festering divisions that are likely to haunt the north and South for the foreseeable future beg the question: will secession succeed in providing stability for the long-oppressed citizens of these two countries?

Year of the boomerang? Frantz Fanon and the Arab uprisings

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the publication of Frantz Fanon's The Wretched of the Earth. Fatin Abbas argues that the uprisings that have erupted across north Africa and the Middle East in recent months attest to the visionary power of Fanon's work and to its enduring relevance.

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