Some Third Element
A novel about two women—an Indian journalist and a Lebanese delegate—who meet at the Bandung Conference in April 1955, Some Third Element will explore the vagaries of revolutionary memory and the absence of women from the archive, at this seminal event in decolonial history and the invention of the Third World.
Isabella Hammad is the author of The Parisian and her second novel, Enter Ghost, is forthcoming in 2023. She won a 2019 National Book Award “5 Under 35” and received the 2020 Sue Kaufman Prize from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. She has received fellowships from the Lannan Foundation, MacDowell, the Santa Maddalena Foundation, and the Bellagio Rockefeller Foundation, and has taught creative writing in the graduate programs at New York University and Brown University.