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The vibrant world of Kachi Designs

The vibrant world of Kachi Designs

When I first saw the fashion designs behind Kachi Designs, I had one word in mind: Vibrant. The colors and the African-inspired patterns really drew my in and wow, the…

You have to claim the American dream, says Project Runway finalist Korto Momolu

You have to claim the American dream, says Project Runway finalist Korto Momolu

Despite getting eliminated and feeling irked about losing season five of Bravo TV’s hit show “Project Runway,” Korto Momolu still pushes her fashion creativity to inspire people across the world.

Abraham Verghese’s Cutting for Stone

Abraham Verghese’s Cutting for Stone

Twin brothers torn apart by a woman and brought together by necessity. The abandoning father who must care for his son.

Author Abraham Verghese speaks with New America radio on…

Maaza Mengiste Discusses Beneath the Lion’s Gaze

Maaza Mengiste Discusses Beneath the Lion’s Gaze

Love, loyalty, friendship and betrayal in a family during the Ethiopian Civil War are depicted in Beneath the Lion's Gaze by Maaza Mengiste.

Muslim Women and the Media

Muslim Women and the Media

The portrayal of Muslim women in the media typically involves images and stories of oppression. Sumbul Ali-Karamali, author of The Muslim Next Door, cuts through the white noise to explain…

Maaza Mengiste Reads, Discusses Beneath the Lion’s Gaze at Magers and Quinn

Maaza Mengiste Reads, Discusses Beneath the Lion’s Gaze at Magers and Quinn

Pushcart Prize nominee, Maaza Mengiste, read an excerpt of her debut novel “Beneath the Lion’s Gaze” at Magers and Quinn bookstore in Minneapolis recently.

The Thing Around Your Neck: Audio Interview with Nigerian Author Chimamanda Adichie

The Thing Around Your Neck: Audio Interview with Nigerian Author Chimamanda Adichie

Chimamanda Ngozi is an award winning author whose novels have catapulted her to international fame. Her new book, The Thing Around Your Neck, is a collection of twelve…

Crucible for Silver and Furnace for Gold

Crucible for Silver and Furnace for Gold