Rebecca Martin tells the stories of the people she’s lived and worked with in Egypt, Lebanon, Bosnia, Afghanistan, Tanzania, Kenya, Russia, and Saudi Arabia.

Aden 8She is the author of short fiction and nonfiction essays, published in The Dos Passos Review, Inkwell, and McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, among other literary journals and venues.

Her reports from the Middle East have appeared in the political site Laprogressive.com, including “Besbb Taghreeda: Because of a Tweet,” “Saudi Arabia’s Work Visa System,” and “Yemen’s Friday of Dignity: Post-Revolution Questions.”

A graduate of the MFA Creative Writing Program at Vermont College, Rebecca now divides her time between teaching in the Middle East and an off-the-grid cabin on California’s Mojave Desert, where she is a founding member of Mil-Tree, a nonprofit organization dedicated towards bridging the gap between our serving men and women and the local community.

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