Noted Arab novelist and critic Ghaleb Halasa comments on modern Arabic literature in Part 1 of a 1989 interview with BN Aziz, in Damascus, Syria. (5:47)
Professor of Sociology at Damascus University, Amal Dakak discusses Syrian expats and her television productions on Syrian TV, speaking with BN Aziz in Damascus. (8:38)
Palestinian Poet Abu Arab (in Arabic); (starting at 4:30) Tamara Issak interviews poets Layla Halaby, Sam Hazo, and Naomi Shihab Nye at Radius of Arab American Writers Conference (RAWI) in Ann Arbor, MI: attorney Hassen Abdellah discusses the issue of “material support” and its ramifications in the US anti-terror laws (starting at 30:40).
Oberlin College professor and poet Kazim Ali reads his poems and talks about his work an a poet with BNAziz; In Syria BNAziz interviews Damascus-based radio host Nidaa Hussein about her work in Syrian radio (starting @ 39:32) in Arabic with English translation; Women in Islam president Sarah Sayeed and Farhana Kheria of Muslim Advocates announce the forthcoming Dr. Betty Shabazz award sponsored by WII in NYC.
NYC Councilman Robert Jackson and Imam Taleb in studio report on the community campaign efforts to have the city recognize the Muslim Holidays in NYC schools (starts at 4:00). Playwright and author Mujahid Ali talks with Tamara Issak about his play “Domestic Crusaders” currently on stage in New York’s East Village (starts at 34:04). Syrian student Razan‘s radio short feature based on her workshop in Damascus with BNAziz (starts at 44:30).
Hassen Abdellah announces the forthcoming Muslim American action in DC. (at 12:04) Reem Nasr speaks with Zeiba Ikhbal of New Jersey’s Muslim Professional Association. We play an excerpt from author Hanan Al-Shaykh‘s “The Locust and The Bird” (starting at 23:05) and at 30:59 BNAziz interviews Syrian professor and journalist Amal Dakak in Damascus. Dakak produces and hosts two children’s programs on Syrian TV.
Host Hassan Abdellah announces Muslim political campaign in DC, Esseghir reports on student information campaign. (starting at 27:53) Jordanian author and journalist Rana Husseini, interviewed in Amman, Jordan talks about research on honor killings/suicides reported in her book “Murder in The Name of Honor”. And at 48:22, a short radio production by Syrian student Ibrahim Fayad based on his radio workshop with BN Aziz in Damascus.