The son of refugees, Karim Lakhani has lived in five countries, perhaps in search of home. Much of his work reflects the life of a perennial stranger, a solute half dissolved in surrounding solvent. Experiences of social alienation and personal dissonance particularly fascinate Karim in addition to the moral liabilities and epistemic constraints of unambivalent states of belonging. Qualified in medicine and analytical philosophy, Karim enjoys teaching at the intersection of these disciplines. Most recently, his writing has appeared in Hippocampus Magazine, Gone Lawn, and Blue Lake Review. At present, Karim divides his time between Los Angeles and Auckland, New Zealand.