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Writing Workshop at #SHJIBF

A highlight of the Sharjah International Book Fair was the creative writing workshop that my Sahar Muradi, Lisa Dempster and I ran at a lovely room at the fair itself (held at the Sharjah Expo Center). We had some writing prompts: “I remember…” “The first time I…” and finally “I am…” followed by descriptions using […]

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Interstitial Spaces

To be interstitial means being located at the intersection of the local and the global, mediating between the two contrary categories which in syllogism are called subalternity and superalternity. Hamid Naficy: from An Accented Cinema In Tayyif, my father and I discover a mud hut during a picnic to the countryside. Inside the cool soft […]

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Sharjah International Book Fair

Sahar Muradi and I will be vlogging from the Sharjah International Book Fair Oct. 26-Nov. 1 (Although festival goes on til Nov. 6). We will be debuting One Story, Thirty Stories (Afsanah, Seesanah): An Anthology of Contemporary Afghan American Literature at #SHJIBF More details soon! Sharjah International Book Fair 2010

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