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Dec.11.2013
Huffington Post
As we enter the last few weeks of the Muslima: Muslim Women's Art & Voices exhibition by the International Museum of Women, I have found myself reflecting on the hundreds of women included in this groundbreaking exhibition. Each and every one of these women is included because she is noteworthy -- a cutting-edge artist or writer, a...
May.18.2012
At the Center for American Studies, Samina Ali and Reza Aslan speak to Farah Pandith, Senior Adviser to the State Department Bureau of European Affairs on Muslim engagement
May.18.2012
NPR
Writer Samina Ali's first novel, Madras on Rainy Days, is about a woman modeled after Ali herself. The book is about a young Muslim woman from India, who lives for a while in America and returns to her homeland for an arranged marriage. NPR's Liane Hansen talks with Ali.
May.18.2012
NPR
Award-winning authors Edwidge Danticat, Junot Diaz and Samina Ali all came to this country as children — Danticat from Haiti, Diaz from the Dominican Republic, and Ali from India. As part of NPR's series on the children of immigrants, these three authors offer perspective on the transformation of immigrants in America as the next generation assimilates.
May.18.2012
Samina Ali's Second Life and First Novel Article by Sarah Williams Samina Ali had a critical question for her doctor, one that she feared would decide her future. "What part of the brain," she asked, "does a person need in order to write?" "You need this part, this part, this part and this part," he told her, pointing to the front, back and sides of his head. A...
May.18.2012
Samina Ali was in Barcelona this week with the U.S. State Department to talk about life for Muslims in America today.  She obliged me with an interview ...