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The healing power of poetry

“I’m writing as if God put this pen and paper In my hand Opening my mind to words I can’t even understand”   Hawa Fuesini’s poetry collection, “Nabila’s Garden: Love, Loss, Heartbreak and Redemption” reflects upon the journey of a sixteen year old Nigerian immigrant living in New York City. Instead of…

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Tell Your Story: The Muslim American story is incomplete

Chimamanda Adichie talks about the problem of the “single story.” She says, “The single story creates stereotypes, and the problem with stereotypes is not that they are untrue, but that they are incomplete. They make one story become the only story.” Her insightful observation is increasingly relevant today, when there…

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