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Sadia Hassan, Somali American essayist, poet, and MFA Candidate at the University of Mississippi, is the winner of the Zora Neale Hurston/Richard Wright Foundation’s 2020 Award for College Writers in Poetry. Her essay "Silence is a Lonely Country" was nominated for the 2019 Krause Essay Prize. Her chapbook “Enumeration” appears in the New Generation African Poets: A Chapbook Set (Saba). You can find more of her work on her website at sadiahassan.com
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“The rising voices wanted to twist arms. The violence of their speech spread across her shoulders, inched down her backside.” A young woman struggles to have an abortion.
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