Jabeen Akhtar is the author of the novel Welcome to Americastan (Penguin/Viking, 2011), a federal regulation to phase out the production and consumption of chlorobromomethane, and some other things. Follow her on Twitter at @jabeen_akhtar or visit her ’90s-era website where most links are broken at www.jabeenakhtar.com.
Safe, but Not Okay: When White Supremacists Came to Our Town
Jabeen Akhtar on the white supremacist terrorism in Charlottesville....
Islam Hasn’t Had Our Friedrich Schleiermacher: A Conversation with Ayad Akhtar
Jabeen Akhtar interviews playwright, novelist, and screenwriter Ayad Akhtar....
The Evolution of Comics From Batman to Burkas
Like their counterparts in the West, South Asians are using comics and its superhero genre to challenge cultural norms and construct alternative narratives....
Why Am I Brown? South Asian Fiction and Pandering to Western Audiences
Publishers have decided Western readers want cliché-heavy, lunch-buffet fiction that’s easy to digest and doesn’t contain too many weird ingredients....
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We Shitholers Shouldn’t Have to Tout Our Successes
Dear Mr. Trump: An Open Letter from Jabeen Akhtar