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The Nepal Streets Today

by B Nimri Aziz, Feb 17, 2021 Counterpunch.org Boisterous, almost frivolous rallies and counter-demonstrations representing Nepal’s numerous political factions have become commonplace across the country for 2 months…

Ode to February

by BNimri Aziz Feb. 11, 2021 counterpunch.org It must have been a winter resident of upstate New York who set  Valentine’s Day in mid-February. Because this is our…

Power Games in and out of Town

by BN Aziz Feb 2, 2021 “Stop Mitch McConnell!” screams yet another message to my inbox. Wait a minute; I understood that the power Mitch McConnell  wielded over…

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…

The Moor’s Account–Book Review

by Barbara Nimri Aziz, Dec, 2015 Counterpunch.org Stories wrapped in stories generate yet another story. Interwoven, layered tales are a feature of Arabic culture, epitomized in the extraordinary…

Scheherazade’s Legacy

Foreword by Barbara Nimri Aziz to Susan Muaddi Darraj Scheherazade’s Legacy: Arab and Arab American Women Writing, 2004 Inevitably, a time arrives in a people’s history when a…

Careful! It’s Not All That Funny.

Jan. 22/21 by BN Aziz Counterpunch.org “Man, it’s hard doing comedy”. What? That was Chris Rock on January 12th talking with Stephen Colbert. Two of America’s funniest comedians…

Moroccan Director/Actor Sanaa Akroud’s Latest Screen Gem

by Barbara Nimri Aziz Dec 30, 2020 Counterpunch.org This film story by Sanaa Akroud is, like its title “Myopia”, just too simple to carry the power of a…

Re-reading “Grapes of Wrath”

by Barbara Nimri Aziz Counterpunch.org “The tractors came over the roads and into the fields, great crawlers moving like insects….They crawled over the ground, laying the track and…

The Language of Miracles: a novel by Rajia Hassib

Book review by Barbara Nimri Aziz. July 2016 A Muslim youth commits a terrible violent crime and then takes his own life. His suburban family, immigrants in the…