Discipline: Literature – fiction

Nusrat Hossain

Discipline: Literature – fiction
Region: Woodside, NY
MacDowell fellowships: 2020

Nusrat Hossain is currently revising her first novel about a Muslim American family, highlighting the experiences of a young hijabi woman and her mother. While at MacDowell, she continued developing a collection of short stories with primarily female Muslim-Bangladeshi-American characters at different stages of life. Both projects explore the complexities of hyper-hyphenated identities and the question of how to harmonize cultural and self-expectations.



Nusrat Hossain worked in the Schelling studio.

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