In a wide-ranging interview Samuel Hazo speaks about his work at Duquesne University, about “Arab-American” as a literary identity, his novel The Time Remaining (2013), about good and bad poetry, and reads poems from his book The Song of the Horse. This is the final part of his interview with BN Aziz. For earlier talks, see our March 26, 2014 and April 2, 2013 podcasts.
Professor of Islamic Studies at University of Johannesburg, South Africa, and author of many books on Muslim issues, Farid Essak addresses a number of issues. In this segment of our wide-ranging interview, he speaks about what labels of ‘progressive’ and ‘moderate’ can or cannot mean for Muslims. Produced by Barbara Nimri Aziz, New York.
Iraqi journalist Nermin Al-Mufti introduces us to the history of Kirkuk, a Turkmen majority city in North Iraq. Interviewed by BN Aziz in 2008 in Iraq.
“Just a simple day in the countryside… We were three Arab women on an uncommon sanctions busting outing. Determined to forget the war and the embargo for a day in a dusty city we departed for the flat, open countryside of Iraq beyond Baghdad.”
An excerpt from Swimming Up the Tigris: Real Life Encounters with Iraq, 2007, University Press of Florida), read by BN Aziz, the author.
Egyptian filmmaker Yusri Nasrallah interviewed by BN Aziz on the New York release of his film “Mercedes”. (From our 1996 RadioTahrir archive, originally broadcast over WBAI, 99.5 fm, NY)
Samuel Hazo is author of 30 books of poetry, essays and novels, formerly Distinguished Professor of English Literature at Duquesne University, Pennsylvania. An American of Arab heritage, in this segment Hazo speaks with BN Aziz on the issue of “ethnic identity” in writing.
Poet Etel Adnan has been named France’s 2004 Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres. This s a segment from her 2007 interview with BN Aziz in San Francisco.
Author Evekyn Shair is interviewed in Boston at the time of the release of her first short story collection “Remember Me to Lebanon”. Host BN Aziz
At the screening of ‘Detroit Unleaded’ in Manhattan, Nov 2013, director/screenwriter Nashef talks with BN Aziz.
Tahrir delves into its 24 year archive to offer historical perspectives on political issues and revisit our poets and filmmakers