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Natasha Hakimi Zapata
Natasha Hakimi Zapata
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Natasha Hakimi Zapata is currently a Ph.D. candidate in Latin American Literature at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain. She also holds a Creative Writing M.F.A. from Boston University and both a B.A. in Spanish and a B.A. in English with a creative writing concentration from the University of California, Los Angeles. In college she received scholarships from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Hispanic Heritage Foundation, the Smithsonian Latino Center and the UCLA Alumni Association. She has also received several awards for creative writing, including the May Merill Miller Award for Poetry in 2008 and 2010, the Ruth Brill Award for short fiction in 2010 and the Falling Leaves Award in 2010. Most recently she was awarded the 2012 Robert Pinsky Global Fellowship and was a semifinalist for the Dzanc Books/ Guernica International Literary Award. She was nominated for a 2016 L.A. Press Club Award for her book review of the poetry collection I Am the Beggar of the World

Natasha’s passion for revealing the truth through writing has also led her to journalism. She has been published in Los Angeles magazine, where she interned, and continues to blog for it about Los Angeles events. In addition, she has worked for the renowned literary journal AGNI and has launched Truthdig’s Poetry section as Truthdig’s assistant and poetry editor. In 2016, Literal Publishing released bilingual editions of her translations of Alicia Borinsky’s My Husband’s Woman and Liliana Lukin’s Theater of Operations. She hopes to continue writing for all three genres, balancing her passions for fiction and nonfiction, while often combining them in her creative work.

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Truthdigger of the Week: Angela Davis, an Activist for the Ages


Davis’ inspiring talk at the recent Women of the World festival shows that this civil rights icon is as relevant in today’s fraught world as in the turbulent era from which she sprang decades ago.

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Trump’s Budget Proposal Puts Border Wall and War Machine First, America’s Most Vulnerable Last


His $1.15 trillion spending plan cuts programs that help those in need while redirecting tax dollars to wage war on undocumented immigrants and boost military funding by billions.

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Ear to the Ground

A Second Scottish Independence Referendum Looms as Formal Brexit Negotiations Appear Imminent


Just after the U.K. Parliament’s vote to start the formal process to leave the European Union, Scotland’s government throws a wrench in the works.

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Becoming a Feminist: Comparing Angela Davis’ and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Takes on Trans Women


The activist (at right) and the novelist weren’t onstage at the same time, but their separate talks at London’s Women of the World festival were a kind of debate.

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Truthdigger of the Week: Bill Owens, for Questioning a Raid That Killed His Navy SEAL Son


Suspecting that the Jan. 28 raid in Yemen was approved for political reasons, the military veteran refuses to meet President Trump.

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Truthdigger of the Week: John Bercow, Speaker of the U.K. House of Commons


Citing President Trump’s immigration ban, Bercow took a strong public stand against allowing him to speak to the British chamber.

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House of Commons Speaker Says He Won’t Invite Trump to Address U.K. Parliament (Video)

Prime Minister Theresa May faces stark resistance from the British public and her fellow parliamentarians for asking the president to visit. (Pictured, Speaker John Bercow.)

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