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I Will Raise My Hand and Be Heard: An Interview with Porochista Khakpour
by  / June 30, 2017
Porochista Khakpour talks with Sampsonia Way Magazine about crafting her characters, her own identity, and her thoughts on the use of fabulism and absurdity as a means of political resistance. Read more...

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