A 1966 Tibetan Class Photo Lands in a 2021 Film with Bishop Desmond Tutu and Friend

A 1966 Tibetan Class Photo Lands in a 2021 Film with Bishop Desmond Tutu and Friend

by BNimri Aziz Tibetan School, Class 4. India, 1966 By chance I picked a copy of A Fearless Heart while browsing at my local library. It’s a memoir that also explains the teaching of mindfulness for which its author, Thupten…

Etel Adnan, Esteemed Poet and Artist might well inquire about her missing Arab companions, as the outstanding New York exhibition of her art draws to a close

Etel Adnan, Esteemed Poet and Artist might well inquire about her missing Arab companions, as the outstanding New York exhibition of her art draws to a close

Etel Adnan, 1950s, as student in France Jan 8/2022 by B Nimri Aziz There are perhaps five million Arabs who identify as Americans, our earliest ancestors having arrived here almost two centuries ago. Many more Arab migrants reside in Canada,…

Tunisian Films–New and Noteworthy

Tunisian Films–New and Noteworthy

September 2, 2021 by Barbara Nimri Aziz “A Son” and “She Had a Dream”, both from Tunisia, are distributed in the U.S. this fall through Art Mattan’s African Diaspora International Film Festivals.    Sami Bouajila and Najla Ben Abdallah, from…

A discussion about her life and work: Nawal el-Saadawi, the daring legacy of Arab author, activist and radical feminist

A discussion about her life and work: Nawal el-Saadawi, the daring legacy of Arab author, activist and radical feminist

03/24/21 sponsored by Muslimish-USA, with speakers Ginan Rauf, BN Aziz, Zeinab Assaf Lecanu and Wafa Bakri. Hosted by Wissam Charafeddine. Nawal El-Saadawi’s recent passing became an occasion for many people familiar with her work to speak about her legacy. Amon…

Nawal El-Saadawi: (1931-2021) radical feminist, writer, critic

Nawal El-Saadawi: (1931-2021) radical feminist, writer, critic

El-Saadawi (r) with her husband, novelist Sherif Hetata, 1990 by BN Aziz March 24, 2021. Counterpunch.org I often quote one simple statement by Nawal El-Saadawi– a bold and brilliant retort to a question put to her by an NPR radio…

Made in Bangladesh

Film Review by Barbara Nimri Aziz Sept, 1, 2020 Counterpunch.org If you’re gathering evidence of the victimization of Muslim women, this is not your film. Yes, Made in Bangladesh highlights exploitation in a country, most of whose citizens are Muslim.…