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Baseera Khan’s iamuslima by Terence Trouillot
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Exploring Muslim femininity through the politics of love

Margaret Morton’s Cities of the Dead: The Ancestral Cemeteries of Kyrgyzstan by Claudia Steinberg
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Margaret Morton reports that on her first long drive through the mountains of Kyrgyzstan she was delighted when a skyline of minarets and domes appeared out of the silvery-blue, thin, stone-dry air, like a mirage.

Nichole Argo and Omar Amanat
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Producer Omar Amanat speaks with author Nichole Argo on her groundbreaking study, The Human Bombs Project.

Chroniques de L’Algérie Amère Algérie 1985–2002 by Anouar Benmalek

Other countries that went through hell in the 1990s—Rwanda, Bosnia—have had truth commissions and war crimes tribunals. Algeria has had amnesties, press censorship, and propaganda.

Nuruddin Farah by Kwame Anthony Appiah

I can’t remember where I first met Nuruddin Farah, but it was at some sort of conference. 

Shirin Neshat by Arthur C. Danto
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In 1999, in consequence of the wide success of her video installation Rapture, Shirin Neshat achieved immediate celebrity as a major contemporary artist. This standing was reinforced by Fervor, one of the highlights of the Whitney Biennial 2000.

Mike Marqusee’s Redemption Song by Lawrence Chua
 Muhammad Ali and Malcolm X

The man the world knows as Champion came into being on February 26, 1964. Cassius Clay had just defeated Sonny Liston and taken the heavyweight title and he announced his involvement with the Nation of Islam to the press. 

An Evening in Paris by Ameena Meer

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17 April 1969

Salman Rushdie  by Ameena Meer
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Despite death threats and religious edict, subversive novelist and essayist Salman Rushdie has won numerous awards and remains a prominent voice in global politics.

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