Surviving Surveillance, Catering to America: Shahina Parveen, Open City, Asian Americans Writers’ Workshop

Collateral Damage “Surviving Surveillance, Catering to America”: A mother copes with the unjust arrest and incarceration of her son. Shahina Parveen is the mother of Shahawar Matin Siraj, who was convicted in 2007 of allegedly conspiring to plant bombs in a Manhattan subway. Shahina maintains her son, Matin, is in prison for a crime he… Read More

Cooking is an Act of Defiance, Open City Magazine, Asian Americans Writers’ Workshop

Cooking provides a familiar focus, even a break, and the possibility to recreate culture and share it in a part of the world that finds her, and people like her, distasteful. Read more…