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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 ...

Story - By: - 2015-04-17 00:13 - 0 comments

New Orleans thunderstorm, after the Boston marathon

birds echo and a tentative sun retreats to darkness, knowing far away news about to flood our transplant hearts. days, it’s been rising pushing up seeking the jagged cracks in facades of cheery every-day. SWAT teams ...

Story - By: - 2014-09-17 21:01 - 0 comments

insh'allah & airport ode #1

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

Story - By: - 2014-03-23 13:22 - 0 comments

Inquilab Zindabad

Choreographer Joti Singh reflects on her own familial connections to Ghadar history,  staged recently in her production "Red, Saffron, and Green." ...

Story - By: - 2013-10-20 23:58 - 0 comments

the colour of mourning

Amal Rana explores how love can inspire revolution. ...

Story - By: - 2013-10-20 23:27 - 0 comments

Purvi Shah / To shine a light / It is not that

Poems pass through moments, as do our lives. Both poetry and justice necessitate a vision, a series of quiet actions built from contemplation and our own observations. Both poetry & justice necessitate desires, this wanting & wanting more, this ...

Story - By: - 2013-02-11 01:09 - 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. ...

Story - By: - 2013-02-11 01:09 - 0 comments

Ather Zia / Abode of the God? / Four corners of extreme pain

As a people living under an occupation which is camouflaged within a patina of democratic set-up and draconian laws, there is a constant erasure of our bodies, memories and identities. We are inflicted with active forgetting in order to survive. At the ...

Story - By: - 2013-02-11 01:00 - 0 comments

The Car

but tonight  we beat ourselves against the walls,  for being so broke, ...

Story - By: - 2012-09-24 00:00 - 3 comments

Tracks Back Home

Live reading of poem developed for the South Asians for Justice event "Gujarat Genocide and US Solidarity" in Los Angeles, April 2012 ...

Podcast - By: - 2012-05-29 22:34 - 0 comments

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