People and Blogs

Me in Maamourah - 1982

An excerpt from my latest blog post for the Beacon Broadside (courtesy of Beacon Press), an online venue for essays, news items, and dispatches from respected writers, thinkers, and activists about our times.

“The last time Ramadan and the World Cup crossed paths was in 1986 and 1982 respectively. I’ll never forget the summer of 1982. I was in Egypt, visiting my father’s family on a much-delayed bereavement trip. My father had died of cardiac arrest in October of 1981. We buried him in a Muslim cemetery in Houston, Texas and had to wait eight months before we could visit our relatives in Cairo. Those eight months were tough on me, a nine-year-old boy who just lost his father, soccer coach, and mentor.”

(Read more at BeaconBroadside.com)

Healing in Ramadan

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People and Blogs

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My father before kids

Ever wonder what your father was thinking?

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Story and Chai

[An excerpt and sketch from my latest post at story and chai]

Before I dive into that title, I’d like to give you a little taste, a little peek into my first experience with the big “O.”  I first discovered that word when I was twenty.  I was a junior in college, starting my fifth and final major… (read more at story and chai)

The Sheik

Story and chai is a creative space for readers and writers of culturally diverse literature, with a primary focus on Muslim writers and narratives. We’ll feature book reviews and discussions, author interviews, guest posts, and advice on writing and publishing. Our intention is to promote authors and books, as well as to encourage new writers.

You can find out more about story and chai creator Jennifer Zobair here, more about contributor Aisha Saeed here, and more about contributor Mohammed Shamma here. You can also read a welcome post from Jennifer here.

If you are an author who would like to be interviewed on story and chai, or if you’d like to recommend a book for us to feature, please email Jennifer at jazobair@storyandchai.com. If you’re interested in writing a guest post on Muslim or multicultural narratives, or any aspect of the writing and/or publishing process (or even a really good piece on tea!) we’d love to hear from you as well.

 

Close the Tent and Dim the Lights

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