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Fatin Abbas

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Fatin Abbas

Fatin Abbas is a doctoral candidate in comparative literature at


News and Features

Two new books by African writers share many flaws with their Western predecessors.

Child soldiering has become a defining feature of modern warfare. And the United States has been all too complicit in the trend.

Reviews of Half of a Yellow Sun, St. Lucy's Home for Girls Raised by Wolves and The City Is a Rising Tide.

Wole Soyinka's You Must Set Forth at Dawn is a captivating memoir of the political and cultural dilemmas the author and activist encountered, and a compelling chronicle of Nigeria's turbulent past.

Machete Season is an attempt to trace what went on in the minds of the Hutus who helped exterminate their Tutsi fellow citizens in Rwanda.

The recent United Nations Commission of Inquiry's report on Darfur may
be right or wrong in claiming that the atrocities committed in the
region do not amount to genocide.