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Djamila Ibrahim’s debut story collection, Things Are Good Now, was shortlisted for the Danuta Gleed Literary Award and translated into Italian. “Heading Somewhere,” one of the stories from the collection, was anthologized in The Penguin Book of Migration Literature in 2019. Ibrahim is a graduate of the University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies’ creative writing program. Her stories have been shortlisted for the Penguin Random House Canada Student Award for Fiction and Briarpatch Magazine’s creative writing contest, and her poems have been published in PRISM International. Ibrahim lives in Toronto. She was selected by Lawrence Hill.

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