Abeer Hoque reads her short story Swing State. (Running Time: 9:51)
Abeer Hoque was born in Nigeria to Bangladeshi parents and moved to America when she was in high school. She has BS and MA degrees in Information Systems from the Wharton School, and an MFA in Writing from the University of San Francisco. This past summer, she gave up her San Francisco apartment, and everything in it, to become a nomad. She is currently living in Bangkok, and heads to Bangladesh and Barcelona in 2006. Her first book, Olive Witch, An American Dream, won the 2005 Tanenbaum Award in Creative Nonfiction (given to emerging California writers with unpublished manuscripts). Excerpts from Olive Witch, as well as other short stories and poems, have been published in Prose Ax, the Pittsburgh Post Gazette, Switchback, Bullfight Review, the Daily Star, and ZYZZYVA.
Also on KQED.org this week ...
KQED Celebrates Black History Month
KQED proudly celebrates the diversity of our community by commemorating Black History Month. During February, KQED Public TV 9 and KQED 88.5 FM schedule programs that focus on African American themes and issues.
"Boomtown" History of the San Francisco Bay Area
KQED's "Boomtown" series will seek to identify what is happening in real time in the current boom, and also draw out the causes and possible solutions to the conflicts and pressures between the old and the new.