Fariha Róisín-How to Cure a Ghost

Fariha Róisín


Fariha Róisín is an Australian-Canadian writer based in Brooklyn, New York. She has written for The New York Times, Al Jazeera, The Guardian, Vice, Fusion, Village Voice and others. Fariha is currently working on a her first novel, entitled Like A Bird.


Conflicting Identities: Writing Through Difference

While many books focus on a single theme, Fariha Roisin and Meredith Talusan must navigate multiple identities and communities, both in their writing and their lives. Roisin's How to Cure a Ghost and Talusan's forthcoming memoir Fairest explore the complexities of what it's like to live and write in America when you belong to communities that are under threat.

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How to Cure a Ghost

How to Cure a Ghost by Fariha Róisín is a collection of poems exploring Róisín’s experience as a young, queer, Muslim femme navigating the difficulties of her intersectionality. Simultaneously, the compilation unpacks the contentious relationship that exists between Róisín and her mother, both platonic and romantic heartbreaks, and the cognitive dissonance felt as a result of being so divided among her broad spectrum of identities.

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