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Category Archives: Dictatorships
A personal account based on the documentary “Grandma’s tattoos”, for more information see http://phillyimc.org/en/open-letter-suzanne-khardalian-filmmaker-%E2%80%9Cgrandma%E2%80%99s-tattoos%E2%80%9D .
Here is an article that appeared in Foreign Policy, which sent Twitter, FB, and all forms of social media buzzing: http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2012/04/23/why_do_they_hate_us?page=0,0 discussing “the real war on women.” For an example of a response, see http://neocolonialthoughts.wordpress.com/2012/04/24/a-response-to-mona-el-tahawy/
In an interview with al-Jazeera, a Qatari author discusses the (non)impact the Arab Spring on women: http://www.aljazeera.com/programmes/talktojazeera/2012/04/201242111373249723.html .
After reading Bastard of Istanbul, I thought you might find this update interesting: http://www.jpost.com/Opinion/Op-EdContributors/Article.aspx?id=267286 It discusses how many countries and even states within the US have recognized the Armenian Genocide.
Dalia Sofer recreates her heartbreaking childhood story illustrating the aftermath of the Iranian Revolution in her novel, The Septembers of Shiraz. Sofer’s story is inspired by her own childhood story and takes place in the 1980’s in the United States, … Continue reading
As ECU gears up for its Open House next month, this article by my friend and colleague Khaled Fahmy struck me as fascinating, pleading for student participation in politics: http://www.egyptindependent.com/node/709376
On Monday, April 18, 2011 the Ethnic Studies Program hosted a film showing of the film Amreeka. Amreeka is the story of an immigrant family’s journey to the US and their introduction to American culture. It also a continuation of … Continue reading