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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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Intimacies From An Awful War: “For Sama” by Waad Al-Kateab and Edward Watts

 JUL 31, 2019, ArabAmerica. If you think you’ve seen enough of conflict, especially the war in Syria, you haven’t. From love of nation and loathing of military rule,…