10 Feb, 2016

i am karachi wall project…

Sehba Sarwar
10 Feb, 2016

Two images from a wall created by VASL, a Karachi-based arts collective, for a project called I Am Karachi. The project’s Walls for Peace initiative aims to replace “negative...

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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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afterwards…

audience members at the Baker Ripley Community Center; photo by Paul Hester A month has floated away, and I’m still processing my What Is Home? production, one that took...

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07 May, 2015

essay in gray matters…

07 May, 2015

photograph of my 2009 “Listening from Within” installation dedicated to my father, Dr. Mohammad Sarwar; photo by Eric Hester An excerpt from my longer essay “That Long Monday Afternoon”...

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25 Apr, 2015

another assassination…

Sehba Sarwar
25 Apr, 2015

photo by Reuters My mobile phone ringer goes off while I’m at a lunch meeting. I glance at the phone and see that Beena is on the other side....

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“at home” is where you know people, where you have friends…

Sehba Sarwar

photo by Maha Shahid Based in Boston where my sister Beena Sarwar has been for the last four years, she’s happy to spend a week in Houston and get...

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equating muslims to dogs…

Sehba Sarwar

view from the 16th floor of a Harris County courthouse The first round of questions is posed by the lawyer representing the father: Please raise your number if you...

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home is a space where you don’t have to watch out for proper behavior or ways to be…

Sehba Sarwar

As I’ve worked on my What Is Home? project, I’ve recorded many conversations with my mother Zakia Sarwar about her multiple migrations – from North India to Lahore, Pakistan...

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13 Jul, 2014

window-shopping at the forum…

Sehba Sarwar
13 Jul, 2014

The pre-Eid shopping frenzy has already begun in Karachi, and shopping centers remain open after iftari. One night, my mother Zakia Sarwar and I wander over to the Forum,...

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09 Aug, 2013

end of ramzaan…

Sehba Sarwar
09 Aug, 2013

Even though the city continues to experience violence – especially after yesterday’s bomb-blast that killed at least seven people including young children in Lyari – there is a frenzy...

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