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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,…

Film Review: Midnight (Afghan) Travelers — Family Stories from Ground Zero, by a New Generation of Filmmakers

By Barbara Nimri Aziz, May 1, 2020 For two decades now, following U.S. invasions of Afghanistan, then Iraq, and as we approach ten years of upheaval in Syria…

Muslim Heroines Find their Way into New American Literature

By Barbara Nimri Aziz, June 21, 2020  Years ago in John Killins’  writers’ workshop of largely African Americans, one member woefully explains the thwarted plot of her novel…