This past week, author Jennifer Zobair spoke to Assistant Professor Shiva Balaghi's seminar in Gender Nation & Empire in the Middle East about her novel, Painted Hands.
Students had read the novel, posted reading responses on Canvas, and prepared questions for Zobair. We discussed the genre of "Muslim chic lit," writing about Muslim immigrant & convert communities, the impact of terrorism on Muslim cultural producers in the US, and the daily life of a novelist.
Zobair's family joined her as she visited Brown, with the Blog Daily Herald tweeted them tips on the best spots on campus to visit:
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