Dec 7, 2018 · 2 min read
Safia Elhillo. Illustration by Hieu Minh Nguyen



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Safia Elhillo is author of The January Children, recipient of the 2016 Sillerman First Book Prize for African Poets, and winner of the 2018 Arab American Book Award. A Pushcart nominee, Safia’s work has been translated into Arabic, Japanese, Estonian, Portuguese, Slovenian, and Greek. Watch her TEDxNewYork talk here.


“The Persistence of Damage” has been published in The Rumpus, “From ‘Girls That Never Die’ ” in POETRY magazine.

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[SAAH-fya el-HILL-oh] | asmar ya asmarani | alien from sudanese origin | author of The January Children (@UnivNebPress 2017) | صافية الحلو | utopian blkgrl

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