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Adjusting the Focus on Somali-Americans: ‘First Person Plural’ and ‘Muslim Youth Voices’

Adjusting the Focus on Somali-Americans: ‘First Person Plural’ and ‘Muslim Youth Voices’

Eric Tretbar's First Person Plural and PBS' shorts Muslim Youth Voices both offer new representations of Somali-Americans. A significant contribution, given the Islamophobic frameworks that structure most cinema, television, and popular culture in general.

The Paradoxical Performance of Authenticity: Sophie Tucker’s Immigrant Dream

The Paradoxical Performance of Authenticity: Sophie Tucker’s Immigrant Dream

Sophie Tucker's delivery is both blatant emotion revealed to be pretense and pretension discovered to be deadly serious. Unfortunately, Red Hot Mama provides no real examination of Tucker's artistry.

Nafkote Tamirat’s ‘The Parking Lot Attendant’ Is a Triumphant Debut

Nafkote Tamirat’s ‘The Parking Lot Attendant’ Is a Triumphant Debut

It's fairly astounding just how gracefully a very small, very personal story can turn into something much bigger, as Tamirat has done here.

‘Yellow Negroes’ Draws the Plight of Undocumented Lives

‘Yellow Negroes’ Draws the Plight of Undocumented Lives

The liminal state between immigrant and citizen becomes the permanent experience of undocumented people.

Various Artists: Aimer et Perdre: To Love and Lose Songs, 1917-1934

The Reluctant Fundamentalist by Mohsin Hamid