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Ismail Muhammad

ZYZZYVA
contributing editor
Ismail Muhammad is a writer and critic based in Oakland, California. He's the reviews editor for The Believer, a staff writer at the Millions, a contributing editor at ZYZZYVAa board member at the National Books Critics Circle, and a Ph.D. candidate in the English department at U.C. Berkeley. His work has appeared in publications like the New York Times, Slate, New Republic, the Los Angeles Review of BooksReal Lifeand Catapult. He's currently working on a novel about the Great Migration and queer archives of black history.