Category Archives: storytelling

Yes, I am a Pakistani

Are you a Pakistani?” The first time I overheard this question, my daughter was five years old. We were attending a pre-wedding function at a friend’s home. It was 28 November 2008, and 10 terrorists from Pakistan had laid siege … Continue reading

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The variety of their walking

  My friend Lloyd Nebres is Pono’s father. They live in Hawaii. Lloyd wrote these words about watching Pono go. He said it for me. “I have this ritual, something I’ve done since Pono was in elementary school. Whenever I … Continue reading

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A Mum’s film made entirely at home!Sahar at 3, just returned from playschool, picks up the book Mum has left lying on the coffee table and starts to read out a story.The book happens to be bell hooks’ Yearning: Race, … Continue reading

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