Writers in Residence

Sahraa Karimi

Writer in Residence, 2023 Sahraa Karimi is a film director, scriptwriter and university Lecturer from Afghanistan.  She belongs to the second generation of Afghan migrants in Iran. In December 2001, when she was 17 years old, she immigrated to the Slovak Republic. Sahraa studied at the Academy of Music and Performing Arts, Film and TV in …

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Felix Kaputu

Writer in Residence, 2019 Felix Kaputu was a former writer in residence of the New York Artist Safe Haven Residency Program, during which he taught in Fordham University’s English Department. Originally from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, has worked at universities around the world since 1988, including in Africa, the USA, Japan, and Belgium. …

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Kanchana Ugbabe

Writer in Residence, 2018 Kanchana Ugbabe is an Indian-Nigerian Writer and scholar, and a former writer in residence at the New York Artists Safe Haven Residency Program, during which she taught creative writing at Fordham University. Kanchana’s work surrounds cross-cultural negotiations and ethno-religious conflict in the city of Jos, Nigeria. She spent a year as …

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