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In Conversation with Simten Coşar

In Conversation with Simten Coşar

Ian Davies
August 29, 2022
The architect of "The Everyday Pandemic" talks about the complexities of isolation in the pandemic experience. Simten Coşar is the Associate Editor of Sampsonia Way Magazine and is the architect of our newest series "The Everyday Pandemic." She is a former Scholar-at-Risk and a Visiting Professor at the University of ...
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Being Nowhere: Stasis and Motion

Being Nowhere: Stasis and Motion

Simten Coşar
August 29, 2022
On foreignness, fear, and steel — and how the author experienced exile in the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic. Simten Coşar and her dog Dört by the sea. To my father, Ergün Coşar (1934 – 2020) I arrived in Pittsburgh on a cold January evening, after a long sunny ...
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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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“Wouldn’t it feel great to have the freedom to fly?”: Q&A with Tuhin Das

“Wouldn’t it feel great to have the freedom to fly?”: Q&A with Tuhin Das

Odessa Patmos
April 26, 2022
Tuhin Das discusses the craft of his newest House Publication on Sampsonia Way — and celebrates the release of his first English-language book. Photo by Tom Little In November 2021, Bangladeshi writer Tuhin Das completed the design of his own House Publication — which he’s titled “Comma House” — joining ...
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