Anatomy of a Failed Book Ban

Anatomy of a Failed Book Ban

Delphie Backs
July 7, 2022
How a community of students and educators in York, Pennsylvania, reversed a book ban, demanded a more inclusive education, and found a home within each other. Central York students protest the school board's ban on anti-racist literature. (Photo courtesy of PARU.) ORIGINS OF A BOOK BAN In the summer of ...
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REVIEW: Exile Poems: In the Labyrinth of Homesickness

REVIEW: Exile Poems: In the Labyrinth of Homesickness

Alayna Powell
May 12, 2022
In his English-language debut, Tuhin Das reveals the extraordinary in the ordinary. Religious intolerance. Racist indoctrination. Violence against anyone who dares to speak out. This was the life of injustice Tuhin Das fled in Bangladesh, and it's the backdrop upon which he's crafted his debut English-language collection Exile Poems: In ...
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On Bryan Fogel’s “The Dissident”: To Find Justice for Jamal Khashoggi, More Must Be Done

On Bryan Fogel’s “The Dissident”: To Find Justice for Jamal Khashoggi, More Must Be Done

Delilah Bourque
April 1, 2021
In the months following the mysterious disappearance of Saudi-Arabian journalist Jamal Khashoggi from the Saudi consulate in Istanbul in October 2018, Khashoggi’s colleagues at the Washington Post ran full-page ads that asked the question: “Where is Jamal?” Around the same time, The National Inquirer leaked sexually explicit texts by Amazon ...
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Diversidad y Unidad

Diversidad y Unidad

Mia DiFelice
May 6, 2020
Identity and Community in the Latinx & Proud! series One mid-February evening, an audience gathers in City of Asylum’s cozy Word Cellar for the third installment of the Latinx & Proud! series. Staff members squeeze extra chairs behind the back rows to make room for latecomers. Chatter rises to the ...
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Friends in Translation

Friends in Translation

Prachi Patel
September 9, 2019
Osama Alomar settles into his home in Pittsburgh’s North Side and opens up Skype. In Quebec, Canada, more than 750 miles away, C.J. Collins sits at his desk, pulls a set of headphones over his ears, and does the same. For about eight hours a week, the pair work off ...
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