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Abdel Shakur

Teacher and Writer in Evanston, IL

Abdel Shakur is in his tenth year of teaching, currently at Evanston Township High School, and is a member of the Chicago Area Writing Project. His fiction, essays, and reviews have been published in The New York Times Learning Network, Gawker, Santa Clara Review, 2 Bridges Literary Review, Glint, The Other Journal, and Indiana Review. He blogs at, tweets @misstraknowit, and is currently working on a book about Innocence in the classroom.

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