Rajiv Mohabir discusses ANTIMAN and CUTLISH.
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“The difference with memorializing my story is that I have invited others to live it, for a moment.”
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I refuse to play the part, but I play the part. ...more
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A poetry of coalition building: how would that sound? ...more
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Ramiza Shamoun Koya discusses her debut novel, THE ROYAL ABDULS.
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Tatyana Fazlalizadeh discusses her new book, STOP TELLING WOMEN TO SMILE.
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Dishonesty became a form of protection. ...more
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Fatimah Asghar discusses the new anthology she co-edited, HALAL IF YOU HEAR ME.
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“If you can’t really tell the whole story in five thousand words, are you really a writer?”
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Lydia Kiesling discusses her debut novel, THE GOLDEN STATE.
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There is no singular Muslim story, no definitive identity for the entire religion. […] Here, four women discuss what it’s like to be a minority in America in 2017, post-9/11 and post-Trump. ...more
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Our bodies will not be your banners. We are not yours to use and abuse, we are not yours to dupe. We see through your words, and we see your violence. ...more
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Evil is not one man, but rather the process of normalization via which exclusion, deportation, and finally extermination are all rendered morally justifiable. At Lit Hub, Rafia Zakaria writes an essay about Donald Trump’s rampant Islamophobia and how it can be read as emblematic of the evil Hannah Arendt theorized about in Eichmann in Jerusalum. Hannah […]
Podcatcher talks with Taz Ahmed and Zahra Noorbakhsh of
#GoodMuslimBadMuslim about the podcast format, finding humor in absurdity, and diversity within the Muslim identity. ...more
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Children’s literature’s most beloved rambunctious primate, Curious George, has a new installment in his adventures, and this time he’s curious about a holiday most Americans remain clueless about: the Islamic holy month of Ramadan. The Huffington Post reflects on the timeliness of It’s Ramadan, Curious George in light of increasing Islamophobia in American culture. Author Hena Khan […]