Nikhita Obeegadoo

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Nikhita Obeegadoo is a fiction writer and literary scholar from Mauritius. She is currently a doctoral candidate in Romance Languages and Literatures (RLL) at Harvard University, specializing in Indian Ocean and Caribbean literatures. In July 2022, she will be Assistant Professor in Francophone Studies and African Transcultural Studies at the University of British Columbia Okanagan (UBCO). Nikhita has reviewed books for World Literature Today and The French Review. Find her at 


Cover Photo: Photo asset by Eliza Harris places, at left, an image of the cover of Namrata Poddar's new novel, Border Less, which depicts a woman who appears to be dancing, arms raised, under a swirling sky. At right, a photo portrait of Namrata depicts her smiling in front of a hazy ocean background.
“Race is a construct, yet the impact of it on human beings is very real”: A Conversation with Namrata Poddar

“Instead of engaging with the white gaze, my fiction is interested in exploring the various ways in which our brown communities have endured marginalization . . . ”

Mar 01, 2022