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You are not meeting my eyes. They are beneath the cloth I wear on my head, actually. No, I am from America. Yes, it is called a hijab. No, this cloth is not hijab . Hijab is not a covering, a hiding-away, a ...

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Book Review: Corona by Bushra Rehman (Sibling Rivalry Press, 2013)

This fragmented, musical novel breaks the prettiness of memory, brings irreverent humor where it should, shows the crisscross of ethnic neighborhoods in New York City, and celebrates love in the midst of violence.  ...

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Rebellion and the Ghadar Centennial

How do we practice and understand revolution? How has the spirit of Ghadar shaped the communities we form in the present, and how have we transformed radical action in the 21st century? ...

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Circles of Gender Justice

Dear Readers, Gendered violence plays a pervasive and significant role in the lives of modern women around the globe. In that vein, we present a special issue on women’s responses and activism against gender-based violence in South Asian and South ...

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Typography and Other Inspirations for Feminist Artistic Actions

.stand_alone_image { border: none; width: auto; } .stand_alone_image img { display: block; margin: 2em auto; } A long history of agit prop inspires SAWCC's recent "FreedomSafetyNow" protest against gender-based violence. ...

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Uncovering Multiracial South Asian America: A Review of Vivek Bald's Bengali Harlem

Seema Sohi reviews Vivek Bald's new book, Bengali Harlem and the Lost Hostories of South Asian America . She notes, " Bengali Harle m is more than an excavation of histories that have yet to receive their full due. By tracing the South ...

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Bushra Rehman / Corona / It Sucks When The Whole Of Your Relationship Fits Into One T-Mobile Bill

This was my world, where the city met the pulse of irrepressible wildlife, where my parents and their friends created a Muslim community from scratch. It is this world and the leaving of it I recreate in my writing. ...

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Do I Look Suspicious?

It was a beautiful June day in 2012. Thousands of demonstrators participated in a silent march down Fifth Avenue to protest the New York Police Department’s Stop and Frisk policy. We marched under trees, past the Guggenheim and the Met lined with weekend ...

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The Decade in American Islamophobia

To me, 9/11 took a city I love and broke my heart. As a turning point in American history, this moment took the racial diversity in New York City and quickly turned that complexity into suspicion, scapegoating, and racism – heralding the Age of Terror in ...

Story - By: - 2011-09-08 21:38 - 7 comments

On 9/11 and the War on "Terror": Names, Numbers and Events

Categories and names are often misleading, even for those of us who are often wary of the dominant rhetoric. As much as we want to escape it, dominant discourse is only there to shape our ideas and reactions, as is the case of the rhetoric surrounding ...

Story - By: - 2011-09-05 23:00 - 11 comments

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