Afghan Americana: An Intimate Geopolitical Memoir (Literary Memoir), Farmington, ME
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 Christine Nadir is an Afghan-American writer and socially engaged artist exploring intersections of geopolitical, environmental, and intimate violences and how individuals and communities rebuild and heal after their worlds fall apart. Her work appears in museums and galleries, in forests, classrooms, and kitchens, and in scholarly and literary journals, including Black Warrior Review, North American Review, Asian American Literary Review, Aster(ix), and the anthology New Moons: Contemporary Writing by North American Muslims. Her memoir project has received fellowships and awards from MacDowell, Hedgebrook, Tin House, Aspen Summer Words, First Pages Prize, Maine Writers Association, and National Endowment for the Arts. She holds a PhD from Columbia University and is Founding Director of the Environmental Humanities Program at the University of Rochester.
Visit Leila’s website, at leilanadir.xyz
Find Leila on Twitter: @afghanvegan