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

by BNimri Aziz 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…

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

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…

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…

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…

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

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…

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…