Margaret Whitehead

Margaret Redmond Whitehead was a caseworker for refugees with the International Rescue Committee for four years, and is now a fiction and non-fiction writer living in Washington, D.C. She is currently working on a narrative nonfiction book about Abbas’s five-year struggle to reunite with his wife.

Stories By Margaret Whitehead

The Darfur Teenager Who Came Home a King

At sixteen, Abbas Yahya left his small hometown in Western Darfur, dreaming of making it in the big city. In one magical summer, he did just that.