Anna Badkhen writes about people in extremis, exposing the world’s iniquities by honoring the lives these iniquities most affect. Her investigation into what it means to live in the Global South has yielded five books of lyrical nonfiction, most recently Walking With Abel: Journeys With the Nomads of the African Savannah, a book about transience (Riverhead Books, 2015). She also contributes to such periodicals as Granta, The New York Times, Guernica, Nautilus and Foreign Policy.
Badkhen has grown up and worked in the developing world most of her life. She lives in west Texas and is currently at work on Fisherman’s Blues, a book of magical nonfiction about boundaries. That work is set in Senegal.
What: author Anna Badkhen
Where: Browsers Bookshop,
107 Capitol Way N, Olympia
When: 7-9 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 8
How much: free (the book is $16)
Buy the book in advance: Browsers Bookshop