28 Sep, 2012

a visit to the yates museum

Sehba Sarwar
28 Sep, 2012

My friend Christine arranges a breakfast meeting with Catherine Roberts, who serves on the board of the Rutherford B.H. Yates Museum, that’s close to my friend’s house on Andrews...

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16 Sep, 2012

exploring freedmen’s town

Sehba Sarwar
16 Sep, 2012

Danielle Smith, a curator at the Houston Public Library System, visits with me at the African American Library at the Gregory School, a library that archives history about Houston’s...

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27 Aug, 2012

I’ve been writing about her…

27 Aug, 2012

I’ve been writing about my daughter Minal ever since I began blogging more than five years ago. And today, she decides to google me and finds herself in my...

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25 Aug, 2012

a midnight drive

Sehba Sarwar
25 Aug, 2012

Gordita’s altar, Galveston, TX; Photo by Oskar Sonnen Past Midnight We press our backs On flat cement, Cradled by black sky Above, a shooting star flickers. Behind us: Gushing...

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03 Aug, 2012

another journey

03 Aug, 2012

Another journey. This time, we’re flying to Houston earlier than we planned and the drive to the airport is familiar. Today the roads are clear. There is no traffic;...

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02 Aug, 2012

more interviews…

02 Aug, 2012

Jibran meets me at Karachi Press Club, where I used to spend a lot of time when I worked for the back in eighties. Even now, I find myself...

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01 Aug, 2012

lyari…again

Sehba Sarwar
01 Aug, 2012

“Why do I need to tell you my story?” asks Atta Mohammad. “What do I gain from doing this interview? I’ve done many interviews and there have been many...

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31 Jul, 2012

memories of the seawall…

31 Jul, 2012

Today is a day of rest after a weekend of long-distance travel, interviews and filming; I need time to digest all the information that I’m gathering. At night, Minal,...

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30 Jul, 2012

a trip to badin and tando bago…

Sehba Sarwar
30 Jul, 2012

After barely two of sleep, Aslam Khwaja arrives back at our house, and he and I set off again, this time for Tando Bago. On the way, we pick...

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29 Jul, 2012

more music, this time in jamshoro…

29 Jul, 2012

The drive from Karachi to Jamshoro is more than two hours long, but we pass the time with chatting with each other. Even though we planned to be at...

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