"Fisherman's Blues: A West African Community at Sea"

Mar 16, 2018

Our guest is the accomplished nonfiction writer, journalist, and essayist, Anna Badkhen, who is currently a Tulsa Artist Fellow at work on her first novel. She joins us to discuss her book, "Fisherman's Blues: A West African Community at Sea," a detailed and engaging volume just recently published. Per the Dallas Morning News: "In elegiac vignettes, Badkhen portrays the trick and snare of a heroic and punishing profession.... Her poetic style liberates the reader from the familiar, straightforward quality of traditional reportage, but her work remains equally honest and arguably more compassionate.... [This] is Badkhen's ode to a community's fraught ties to geography, and a gentle lament for an existence eroding at the shoreline." Please note that Badken will appear at a reading/signing in connection with this book on Monday the 19th at Living Arts of Tulsa (307 East Mathew Brady Street).