Kartika Budhwar – CWE Graduate Fellowship

Kartika Budhwar writes about the porous borderlands where myth meets memory, where fiction meets history, where the colonizer and the colonized come together, where languages spar and fuse, where gender and sexuality collpase upon themselves, wher ethe supernational and the organic have equal claim.

The fellowship has allowed her an incredibly generous gift of time to enjoy teaching young people, to finish the first draft of a novel on sea turtles and mythology, and to begin a collection of short pieces about the inhabitants of aforementioned borderlands: the young, the migrant, the queer, the homeless, the non-human, and all the other linguistic and cultural orpahsn of our age.