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Radicle: An Interview with Dur-e-Aziz Amna

Dur e Aziz Amna is from Rawalpindi, Pakistan, and now lives in Newark, USA. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, Financial Times, and Al Jazeera, among others. She was selected as Forbes 30 Under 30 in 2022, and won the 2019 Financial Times / Bodley Head Essay Prize. She is a graduate of Yale College and the Helen Zell Writers’ Program at the University of Michigan. AMERICAN FEVER is her debut novel.


American Fever

On a year-long exchange program in rural Oregon, sixteen-year-old Hira must swap Kashmiri chai for volleyball practice and understand why everyone around her seems to dislike Obama.  A skeptically witty narrator, Hira finds herself stuck between worlds. The experience is memorable for reasons both good and bad; a first kiss, new friends, racism, Islamophobia, and homesickness.


Basmah Sakrani

Basmah Sakrani is a Pakistani-Canadian writer living in Memphis TN, with her husband, daughter, and two dogs. Her work is forthcoming in Best Small Fictions 2022 and has also appeared in Baltimore Review, Woven Tale Press, Past Ten, and other journals. Basmah works at Wunderman Thompson and holds an M.F.A. from Vermont College of Fine Arts. You can follow her Substack.