Jumaana Abdu

ABDU, Jumaana

Jumaana is working on her debut novel, which was a finalist for the 2022 Ray Koppe/ASA Young Writer’s Fellowship. In 2022 she was a Wheeler Centre Next Chapter fellow. Her work has been published elsewhere in Kill Your DarlingsOverland and The Sydney Morning Herald. During the day, she is a junior medical doctor. In 2023 she was awarded the Dal Stivens Literary Award for ‘The Long Supper‘.


The long supper 

FictionNadia herself was unremarkable. She spoke little and staked little claim. She ate in moderation (always in private). She exercised moderately (always indoors). Books were the exception; those, she binged.

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