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insh'allah & airport ode #1

Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha's poems evoke borders of bodies and nation.   ...

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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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United States of Dissent: Converging Political Imaginaries of the Ghadarites and Black Panthers

Simmy Makhijani explores the personal and political intersections between the Ghadaries and the Black Panthers in the Bay Area. She invites us to ask how we might carve out political space as South Asians in relation to our shared and divergent radical ...

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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. ...

Story - By: - 2013-05-28 21:00 - 0 comments

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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The Power of Complicated Stories

Nahar Alam and Chitra Aiyar discuss the varied, subtle, and often unknown narratives that arise both in the not-for-profit economy and the lives of the members of Andolan-a among the members of Andolan – Organizing South Asian Workers, a Queens-based ...

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The Art of Politics

In honor of our 20th anniversary, we wanted to share our perspectives on crafting this vibrant issue, which features poetry by Bushra Rehman, Purvi Shah, YaliniDream  and Ather Zia, along with a photo essay by Sabelo Narasimhan. Together, these pieces ...

Story - By: - 2013-02-11 02:35 - 0 comments

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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