Bahamut 1 is a biannual print journal featuring works of fiction, nonfiction, and drama that explore the fringes of identity, nationality, culture, and voice through writing by authors from around the world.
Derived from "behemoth," the title,Bahamut, is a mythological Arabian creature, a giant fish acting as one of the layers that supports Earth. Borges writes of it that "[all] the seas of the world, placed in one of the fish's nostrils, would be like a mustard seed laid in the desert."
Darin Bradley holds degrees in English literature and theory and has taught collegiate writing and literary surveys at several universities. He now works as the full-time video game writer for id Software. Darin lives in Texas with his wife, where he dreams of empty places.
Rima Abunasser holds a PhD in English Literature and Theory, specializing in 18th-century British Literature, Postcolonial Literature, and Women’s Studies. She teaches courses on contemporary Arabic literature, British literature, and global women’s writing at Texas Christian University, where she conducts research into Arab women’s literary & feminist redefinitions of nationalist discourse.
Issue 1 Contributors
Lauren Beukes, fiction. South Africa
Hal Duncan, nonfiction. Scotland
Diana Abu-Jaber, memoir. U.S./Jordan
Nisi Shawl, fiction. U.S.
Alex Dally Macfarlane, poetry. U.K.
Srdjan Smajic, drama. Serbia/U.S.
Angela Meyer, fiction. Australia
Rose Lemberg, memoir. Ukraine/U.S.
Rochita Loenen-Ruiz, fiction. Philippines/Netherlands
Wayne Macauley, fiction (reprint). Australia
Alvaro Zinos-Amaro, fiction. Spain/U.S.
Miral Maghoub, nonfiction. Egypt/U.S.
Tade Thompson, fiction. Nigeria/U.K.