April 16 podcast. Fawzia Afzal Khan on parallel Muslim agendas in America-- diverging or supporting? BN Aziz reads from The First Muslim, by Lesley Hazelton.
March 26 podcast. Celebrating women on Youm el-Oum, Arab Mother's Day--Baghdad resident Souad AlRadi (from our 2003 archive), and poems by Lamees AlAthari
March 8, podcast Women's Day special: poet and author Mohja Kahf on western representations of the Muslim woman (a 2000 archive production).
Jan 15 podcast Hassen Abdellah and BNimri Aziz review advances and setbacks in our communities. Marking his 85th birthday, we look at the work of civil rights attorney Ramsey Clark. (see our Jan 26 blog)
Jan 8 podcast ALGERIA: Ammar Kessab comments on Algerian government control of ‘culture’; Simone Fattal examines the role of democracy philosopher deTocqueville in Algeria; nuclear scientist Al-Aboudi details France’s nuclear tests in Algeria & longterm affects
Jan 1 podcast New Year special with Sarah Malaika
Dec 25 podcast. Year end broadcast hosted by BN Aziz, with listener calls
Dec 18 podcast. Tahrir revisits Algeria's Rai music tradition in a 1997 archival production by Anissa Bouziane, then an update with Arab music aficiando Dawn Elder. B N Aziz reviews the work of Arab filmmakers Yasmina Adi and Ruba Nadda.
Dec 4 podcast SF activist Alice Nashashibi (archive); “Existence is Resistance" NYC HipHop Festival supporting Gaza. Algeria: Pt 1:Ammar Kessab on the Algerian government's hegemony on cultural (civic) expression.
Nov 27 podcast Before the the UN vote on Palestine, an early commentary by Fouad Moughrabi on land seizures; also scholar Walid Khalidi on Jerusalem history. Book review: "The Time Remaining" by Samuel Hazo. Poems: Suheir Hammad and Lisa Majaj.
Nov 20 podcast from Tahrir's 2005 archive: Salma K Jayyusi on modern Arabic literature; also the NY Arab Comedy Festival.
Sept 25 podcast 'The stupid film' everyone is mad about: Wayne State U Middle East specialist Abdullah Al-Arian offers strategies for American Muslims. Ramallah-based Palestinian artist Taiseer Barakat (Tahrir archive)
Sept 18 podcast American Muslims: advances and setbacks, with author Stephan Salisbury, attorney Fahd Ahmed, DRUM-NY and Adem Caroll of ICNA. From 1991 Tahrir archive, Sayyid M. Sayeed discusses Islamophobia 13 years ago.
Sept 11 Ethiopia's Muslim history, past and present with Nejib Muhammad US Islamic Community of Ethiopians.
Aug 21 podcast "From Cordoba to Baghdad", Arab Music with virtuoso, Simon Shaheen. From our Tahrir archive.
Aug 14 podcast Naif Al-Mutawa creator of “The 99”and CEO of Teshkeel Media speaks about his challenges, his vision, his plans for this international superhero young people's project. From our 1994 Tahrir archive, an excerpt from The City of Cairo with Kadry Al-Arabi, and some Ramadan poetry.
Aug 7 podcast Mustafa Davis California-based filmmaker & photographer producer of “Deentight” an award winning film talks about hip hop artists and Islam. And productions by this summer’s Tahrir interns-- Weaam Wali and Omar Ammar.
July 3 see podcast. Attorney Omar Mohammedi assesses Congressman King's hearings and Islamophobia; interview with London based S. Asia fusion vocalist 'Najma' ('94), and Farid Esack ('97 Tahrir archive)
June 12, podcast. Ilyasa Shabazz, author of "Growing Up X", and daughter of Malcolm Al-Hajj Shabazz.
June 5 podcast, Muslim students talk about their experience after revelations of infiltration by US intellegence agencies of their student assemblies. Also, a Tahrir archive profile: the early 20th C. Egyptian feminist Doria Shafiq
May 14 2 hour special: The 'Nakba', 64th anniversary of the expulsions from Palestine in 1948.
May 1 podcast Tribute to Brother Ghazi Khankan 1934-2012.
April 24 podcast Actor/film-director Newark-born Usman Sharif talks about his career, his productions in progress and the politics of making films.
April 10 podcast Iraq--an economic model? From our archive on pre-1990 Iraq--economist Rashid Yakob. Also: Tuareg of the Sahel and crises in Saharan areas of Niger, Mali, Algeria, Libya-- a commentary by BNAziz.
March 27 podcast "Water in the Middle East"-a radio documentary from our archive, with updates.
Mar 13 podcast Muslim Responses to Unlawful Surveillance: Sharifah Salaam, NJ & Imam Ramadan, NY
"Men have singled out women of outstanding merit and put them on a pedestal to avoid recognizing the capabilities of all women" — Huda Shaarawi (1879-1947), Egyptian political activist and feminist
Jan 31 podcast Turkish TV dramas in the Arab World: with Aydin Baltaci and BN Aziz. An excerpt from RNasr's interview with journalist/author Ashraf Khalil-- Liberation Square. (full interview podcast Feb 11)
Sept 27 podcast. Mohammed Ghani Hikmat ,Iraqi sculptor (1929-2011); and BN Aziz' report on her 1993 visit to Gaza at the time of the Oslo Accord (archive)
Sept 6, podcast Our civil rights and entrapment of Muslims by US security agencies. Attorneys Asaad Siddiqi and Lamis Deek.
August 9, see podcast What Ramadan means to me.
Aug 30, see podcast Prophet Mohammad: a third in our series on "the prophets", with Muhammad Jaaber.
- Lisa Mohammed
- New York based poet, Lisa Mohammed, author of two collections of
poetry, also teches writing to young people in New York. The poem, "Is This A Test?", was performed in celebration of the release from prison of Brother Geronimo Ji JaJa.
Sample "Is This A Test?" 5:23
Sample Lisa Mohammed reads "I Am From" 4:57
- Poet Rachida Mohammedi
- Algerian based poet and translator Mohammedi, has published two
collections of her poetry in Arabic. She also complied and translated
into French, a collection of the work of Iraqi poets, written under
"Maraya" audio commentaries by R Mohammedi: In 2005, in New York, Mohammedi produced several Arabic language commentaries for WBAI Radio.
"Maraya 4: English summary"
Sample "Maraya" commentary by Rachida Mohammedi, Arabic 3:12
Sample Rachida Mohammedi reads from "Tears"; Arabic 2:25
Sample Maraya "Land Day" commentary. Arabic 3:35
Sample commentary on Martin Luther King Jr. by Rachida Mohammedi, Arabic 5:20
- Mahmoud Darwish
- 5 poems, in Arabic; read by Darwish at various venues. Also hear Fady Joudah reading Darwish under our 'a poem, a song' section.
Sample "In Jerusalem" (Arabic) 3:23
Sample "The PineTree Has Broken" 2:26
Sample "The Beauties are the Beauties" 1:52
Sample "A Man and A Deer in the Garden" 3:02
Sample "She/He" 2:39
- Ahdaf Soueif
- Novelist, author of ""Map of Love" (a Booker Prize finalist), and more
recently a collection of essays "Mezzaterra:Fragments from the
Common Ground" 2004.
A highly regarded literary figure based in London and Egypt, Soueif also frequently writes reviews and commentaries for The Guardian, London. Her other books include "Aisha, The Sandpiper", and "In the Eye of the Sun."
In the accompanying 1999 interview, Soueif talks with Barbara Nimri Aziz about writing "Map of Love."
Sample Soueif talks about her novel "Map of Love" with BN Aziz 6:08
- Etel Adnan
- Artist and writer Etel Adnan is a poet, essayist and novelist, the author of numerous books. Her latest book "In the Heart of the Heart of Another Country" is published by City Lights.
Sample 'Arab Apocalypse', excerpt by the author 1:26
Sample Etel Adnan reading from 'The Indian Never Had A Horse' 00:42
Sample 2003 Interview; talking about Arab American literature 4:47
Sample "In the Heart of the Heart of Another Country"; a passage, recorded in 2006 2:32
Sample 2004 interview excerpt; Adnan and BN Aziz 5:34
- Labeebah Sabree
- "Get Your Lips off My Dress", a poem by Labeebah
- Dr. Salma Khadra Jayyusi
Dr. Jayyusi, director of PROTA, is editor of eight published anthologies of translations and collections of Arabic literature. Her most recent compilation Modern Arabic Fiction, was released in 2005.
In three 30 minute interviews with Tahrir, Jayyusi speaks about a range of issues in Arabic culture, history and literature.
Sample from Dr. Jayyusi 's interview about Arabic fiction 6:27
- Zaid Shlah poet
Sample "Comply" from Taqsim, read by Zaid Shlah 3:51
Sample speaking about Taqsim in music and poetry, with BN Aziz 6:15
- Deema Shehabi
Sample 2006 interview and poems, with BN Aziz 5:37
- Nahid Rachlin
- author of "Persian Girls" a memoir; host Saadia Aslam
- Ghada Karmi
- Palestinian writer, author of "Married to Another Man", and the memoir "In Search of Fatima", 2008 interview by S Malaika.
- Yvonne Wakin Dennis
- Arab/Native American author Dennis writes books for children on American Indian history. This is from her Dec 8/09 conversation with Reem Nasr.
- Hanan al Shaykh author
- Al-Shaykh speaks with BN Aziz about the release of the English translation of her mother's story. Hear our interview, now on our podcast in two parts, Sept 29/09 and Oct.13/09.
"Being a-political is itself a political decision."
Suheir Hammad, poet
- a poem.. a song..
- "I Am Palestinian", by Mohja Kahf
read by poet and author Mohja Kahf Flash
- Qur'an Surat Al-Qadr
from 'Approaching The Qur'an' CD, male reciter
- Book review
- Yousry Nasrallah, Director, Egypt's
Scheherazade: Tell Me A Story
reviewed by BN Aziz.
- Tahrir Team
- Read about Tamara Issak in the team page.
- Africa/World International News
- alIraq News from Occupied Iraq
- Arab American Journalists
- Arab Writers Conference, 2011
- AWAIR, Arab World & Islamic Resources
- Busboys and Poets; DC Bookstore & Cafe
- Electronic Iraq
- Iraq-- Nineveh Digital Mapping
- Majid Ali, MD "Science, Health and Healing"
- Pacifica Radio Network
- Palestinian Initiative
- AlBasrah Iraq News
- Arab American Comedy Festival
- Arab Civilization and Art
- Attorney Lynne Stewart--civil rights defender
- Boycott IsraelCampaign
- Electronic Intifada
- FSRN Pacifica Radio News
- Iraq Virtual Museum
- Journalists MiddleEast
- Muslim Women Lawyers
- Palestine--ongoing Cultural Genocide
- Sami Al Arian