Labeled as “too short” or “not Arab enough,” Hussain said that the collection went beyond what was on the page, inspiring readers to explore what was unsaid and unwritten.
[LA Times] Are Arabs and Iranians white? Census says yes, but many disagree
I came across this wonderful LA Times article on what race and identity Arabs are. Are we white? BIPOC? Do we fit into a census box or are we, as a people, as a heritage, as a meaningful group, invisible to the census bureau?
Forgotten Syrians need winter help, says author Gaiman
The world can’t forget the plight of Syrian refugees this winter despite the global upheaval caused by Covid-19, fantasy author Neil Gaiman said Tuesday as he helped launch the UN refugee programme’s cold weather appeal.
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"...Syrian-American hip-hop artist and poet, Omar Offendum, will be the MC. He will be joined by award-winning artist and writer, Molly Crabapple as she creates art based on the music and stories we hear, Abboud Kayyali with a special performance on the oud, as well as CNN's Hala Gorani, as she interviews Karam House students about their experiences, dreams, and aspirations."