stories all around us…

General Manager Mahbubul Alam, Liberation War Museum, Dhaka, Bangladesh (photo from my 2013 Bangladesh visit and interview) Yesterday, I returned to the printer cartridge store where I had purchased toner...

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revisiting the border…

the Texas-Mexico fence at Old Hidalgo Pumphouse Last week, I dipped into the Rio Grande Valley for 24-hours to participate in an arts and literature festival. The morning after...

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04 May, 2017

borderlines book launch…

Seaba Sarwar
04 May, 2017

photo by Jimmy Castillo I spend a fleeting two days in Houston to kick off Voices Breaking Boundaries’ latest publication, Borderlines Volume Three. The publication, co-edited by Margot Backus...

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27 Mar, 2017

no borders, no walls….

Sehbar Sarwar
27 Mar, 2017

a fence dividing two nations To celebrate spring break, the family and I drive down the coastline to visit San Diego. On our last morning, we dip down to...

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03 Feb, 2017

VBB’s upcoming publication…

03 Feb, 2017

Borderlines Volume Two; image by Veer Munshi, cover design by Angela Martinez Now more than ever it’s important to push past rising walls. In about a month, Voices Breaking...

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29 May, 2016

since 1947…

Sehba Sarwar
29 May, 2016

I’ve been using this aluminum foil for many years. Today, as the box catches light on the kitchen table, I stop chopping onions to stare at the slogan since...

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16 Apr, 2016

a live mural installation…

Sehba Sarwar
16 Apr, 2016

Yesterday I stopped by the University of Houston to witness eL Seed work on his mural installation as part of the Mitchell Center’s CounterCurrent festival. As he worked high...

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06 Feb, 2016

karachi literature festival…

Sehba Sarwar
06 Feb, 2016

Borderlines panel – participants from left to right: moderator Ghazi Salahuddin, Sehba Sarwar, Noor Zaheer, Naila Mahmood, and Tehmina Ahmed; photo by Akbar Baloch Back in 2010, I participated...

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a lesson i learned about being desi and american is that boundaries are made up…

Sehba Sarwar

Zarana Sanghani, who recently returned to Houston after graduate school and working New York, talks about the issue of “home” – a subject that’s close to her heart: Feeling...

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02 Apr, 2015

shukria / thank you…

Sehba Sarwar
02 Apr, 2015

Today is a special day. One of the storytelling workshop participants, Sunita, has opened out her Crescent Oaks apartment for a final gathering. This past spring, during the workshop...

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