Category: Film & Book ReviewPage 1 of 2

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…

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…