Arab Women Authors Narrate More than Women’s Experience

Arab Women Authors Narrate More than Women’s Experience

by Barbara Nimri Aziz May 2018 Counterpunch.org A flood of women’s memoirs seem to have landed in the literary marketplace, along with quasi memoirs for children. Not only confessionals and more discoveries about our gender and its vicissitudes, but revelations…

New Arab Women-centered Films Are Not Just about Women

by Barbara Nimri Aziz   Nov 2018 Global Research              Too often, we are overwhelmed with woeful tales, painful memoirs and worn analyses of Arab/Muslim women. Most depictions, whether we’re besieged in a war, or if we’re just trying to get…

A Novel All Can Relate To

A Novel All Can Relate To

by Barbara Nimri Aziz May 2019 Counterpunch.org America is still discovering itself. The rise of Donald Trump alerted those citizens who held that they alone defined our culture and values to the existence of a significant population holding very different…

What is it about bears?

What is it about bears?

by Barbara Nimri Aziz Counterpunch.org October 2018 My editor at Natural History Magazine once remarked how, whenever their cover features a bear, sales rise. An Asiatic sun bear, a young brown cub bear, a sunbathing polar bear or a menacing…

Four Morning Ducks

Four Morning Ducks

by Barbara Nimri Aziz July 1, 2016 Counterpunch.org I live alongside a river. At times this waterway swells unexpectedly, uncontrollably and terrifyingly. We residents retreat, shocked by how our murmuring brook has turned so menacing. Because most of the time…

Snow, roads, birds and plows

Snow, roads, birds and plows

By Barbara Nimri Aziz, Counterpunch,org Feb 1, 2019 Shrugging off what’s called cabin fever, I depart, slowly, to test my car and traction on the roadway. I follow the country road along the Beaverkill River to town.             A mile…