Anna Badkhen has spent most of her life in the Global South. Her immersive investigations of the world's iniquities have yielded six books of literary nonfiction. Her essays and dispatches appear in periodicals and literary magazines such as the New York Times, Granta, The Common, Guernica and the Boston Globe. She is at work on her first novel. Her latest work Fisherman's blues is set in Joal, Senegal.