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Faraaz Mahomed

Faraaz Mahomed is a psychologist and human rights researcher based between his native South Africa and New York. His work has appeared in Granta, the Georgia Review, the Sunday Times, and elsewhere. In 2016, Faraaz won the Commonwealth Short Story Prize for the African Region. He has been runner up for the Superlative Short Story Prize and the Inaugural Toyin Falola African Literature Prize, and he has been shortlisted or longlisted for the Bristol Prize, the Afritondo Short Story Prize, and Boston Review’s Aura Estrada Short Story Prize. He is working on his first novel.


“She would sit upright in her bed and recall the moment she saw Aisha’s face.” An Iraqi émigré explains to a New York doctor why she has enrolled in a study for a new antidepressant.

Faraaz Mahomed