2023 COURAGE to WRITE Awardee Feature of the Week:
Leila Christine Nadir, Afghan Americana: An Intimate Geopolitical Memoir (Literary Memoir)
Afghan Americana is a lyrical geopolitical investigation and a coming-of-age story of the wars that rage within and beyond family.
What is the impact you hope this work makes?
“Finding and founding language to connect the global geopolitics that invade our living rooms and the intimate violences that reverberate across the planet.”
Leila’s memoir explores the migration of wars through homes and nations. Though it takes place in the 1980s and 1990s, during the late stages of the Cold War, the story also illuminates the almost eighty-year history of US interventions in Afghanistan, including the post-WWII period, the War on Terror, and the 2021 American military withdrawal.