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#28: Dorothy Bouzouma

Here’s the fifth installment in our special collection of In the Telling podcasts: stories, essays, and poetry by our 2015 Pushcart Nominees. Each episode includes an introduction by our editors. The series is curated by Joseph Scalora.

In this episode, nonfiction editor Christopher Locke discusses why he nominated Dorothy Bouzouma’s essay “Zahna” (Issue 16) for the Pushcart Prize, and then Bouzouma reads her essay.

Dorothy Bouzouma is a serious writer who works hard not to take herself too seriously. In 2013 she was second runner-up in the Ploughshares Emerging Writer’s Contest for her creative nonfiction essay. She believes words are powerfully transformative. She is currently at work crafting her first memoir.

Episode by Joseph Scalora

Music by Gabriel Lane & Ian McConnell

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