As a historian and musician, Julian Saporiti has toured past and present sites of migrant detention. He calls his project No-No Boy.

By Julian Saporiti 
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Interviews

A new episode of AAWW Radio with guests Ather Zia, Hafsa Kanjwal, and Sameetah Agha

Interviews

Q&A With Ramy Youssef about the Arab-Muslim
American experience

Interviews

The author of If You See Me Dont Say Hi discusses the draw of the short story, writing with new vocabularies of race, and the immigrant communities of the Midwest.

Interviews

How art teacher Cecile Chong has connected generations, continents and patterns of migration in her work

Interviews

The scholar and author of Empire’s Tracks discusses a history of the American West through Chinese workers, white supremacist violence, and the division of the working class along racial lines.

Interviews

The author of Severance talks apocalyptic immigrant narratives, co-opting consumerism, and the disease of remembering.

Interviews

The author talks her long career as a novelist, her obsession with adolescence, and the disruptive process of writing her latest novel, Trust Exercise.

Interviews

“Magic and writing, it’s all misdirection, defamiliarization, and at its best, the ahhhhh moment of surprise.”

Interviews

The Korean feminist poet talks undermining patriarchy, the Korean literary world’s #MeToo, and why the material is more honest than matters of the soul

Interviews

The author of An Ocean of Minutes talks the terror of time travel, immigrant fiction, and capturing grief in writing.

Interviews

Muslim American women explore new paths to romance via technology.

Interviews

“I don’t think that writers choose their subjects. I think they choose us. I think they step out of history books, off the sidewalk, or from a near future, and they say, ‘Hey, fool, you’ll be writing this one!'”

Interviews

How the scarcity of these staples gave rise to a food pantry offering culturally appropriate South Asian food in NYC

Interviews

Surviving police surveillance and internal policing within the Muslim community of New York City

Interviews

The author of Empire’s Tracks talks anti-imperialist immigrant movements, the alternate history of the Transcontinental Railroad, and the rumor of U.S. sovereignty.

Interviews

The author of Miracle Creek on courtroom dramas, the unrealistic expectations placed on mothers, and writing an immigrant whodunnit

Essays

In English, you choose to be gender-neutral. In Indonesian, it’s a gift from the language.

Interviews

The author of The Collected Schizophrenias speaks to the challenge of telling truths when writing about a disorder that lies over and over again

Interviews

“To occupy this space, this body, is disorienting and at times disturbing, because you are never quite sure whose gaze truly sees you beyond the projections and assumptions and desires.”

Interviews

“When I was initially describing this book I was like, ‘It’s about young women failing. Just failing, a lot, at life.’ That was my elevator pitch.”

Interviews

A new episode of AAWW Radio with guests Ather Zia, Hafsa Kanjwal, and Sameetah Agha

Interviews

Muslim American women explore new paths to romance via technology.

Interviews

Q&A With Ramy Youssef about the Arab-Muslim
American experience

Interviews

“I don’t think that writers choose their subjects. I think they choose us. I think they step out of history books, off the sidewalk, or from a near future, and they say, ‘Hey, fool, you’ll be writing this one!'”

Interviews

The author of If You See Me Dont Say Hi discusses the draw of the short story, writing with new vocabularies of race, and the immigrant communities of the Midwest.

Interviews

How the scarcity of these staples gave rise to a food pantry offering culturally appropriate South Asian food in NYC

Interviews

How art teacher Cecile Chong has connected generations, continents and patterns of migration in her work

Interviews

Surviving police surveillance and internal policing within the Muslim community of New York City

Interviews

The scholar and author of Empire’s Tracks discusses a history of the American West through Chinese workers, white supremacist violence, and the division of the working class along racial lines.

Interviews

The author of Empire’s Tracks talks anti-imperialist immigrant movements, the alternate history of the Transcontinental Railroad, and the rumor of U.S. sovereignty.

Interviews

The author of Severance talks apocalyptic immigrant narratives, co-opting consumerism, and the disease of remembering.

Interviews

The author of Miracle Creek on courtroom dramas, the unrealistic expectations placed on mothers, and writing an immigrant whodunnit

Interviews

The author talks her long career as a novelist, her obsession with adolescence, and the disruptive process of writing her latest novel, Trust Exercise.

Essays

In English, you choose to be gender-neutral. In Indonesian, it’s a gift from the language.

Interviews

“Magic and writing, it’s all misdirection, defamiliarization, and at its best, the ahhhhh moment of surprise.”

Interviews

The author of The Collected Schizophrenias speaks to the challenge of telling truths when writing about a disorder that lies over and over again

Interviews

The Korean feminist poet talks undermining patriarchy, the Korean literary world’s #MeToo, and why the material is more honest than matters of the soul

Interviews

“To occupy this space, this body, is disorienting and at times disturbing, because you are never quite sure whose gaze truly sees you beyond the projections and assumptions and desires.”

Interviews

The author of An Ocean of Minutes talks the terror of time travel, immigrant fiction, and capturing grief in writing.

Interviews

“When I was initially describing this book I was like, ‘It’s about young women failing. Just failing, a lot, at life.’ That was my elevator pitch.”