Film Review: Midnight (Afghan) Travelers — Family Stories from Ground Zero, by a New Generation of Filmmakers

Film Review: Midnight (Afghan) Travelers —  Family Stories from Ground Zero, by a New Generation of Filmmakers

By Barbara Nimri Aziz, May 1, 2020 For two decades now, following U.S. invasions of Afghanistan, then Iraq, and as we approach ten years of upheaval in Syria and five in Yemen, interpretation of these wars has been the domain…

Muslim Heroines Find their Way into New American Literature

Muslim Heroines Find their Way into New American Literature

By Barbara Nimri Aziz, June 21, 2020  Years ago in John Killins’  writers’ workshop of largely African Americans, one member woefully explains the thwarted plot of her novel in progress: — how, despite her effort to feature a Black hero:…