03 Jul, 2015

from sydney…

Sehba Sarwar
03 Jul, 2015

Dr. Ruqaiya Hasan, Hong Kong, Feb 2015; photo by Lexie Don When our flight lands in Auckland, I turn on my phone to find messages from my sister, who...

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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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30 Apr, 2015

people don’t talk about the necessity of crossing…

Sehba Sarwar
30 Apr, 2015

Karen Martinez, a filmmaker and a recent college graduate, talks about “home” and crossing borders: Houston is my home. I was born in Tula, Hidalgo – Mexico – and...

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26 Apr, 2015

an earthquake and student voices…

Sehba Sarwar
26 Apr, 2015

Sagar’s apartment ceiling After a sleepless night, I wake up to read a text message by Hemangi, a Westbury High School student who participated in my storytelling workshop: Did...

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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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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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17 Dec, 2014

landing…

17 Dec, 2014

I land in Houston, and for once, I am able to clear customs without any problems. René is waiting for me. As we walk to the car, he shares...

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no city feels like home…

Sehba Sarwar

My first afternoon in Delhi is at the IIC – the Indian International Center – at a lunch hosted by Professor Alok Bhalla and organized by writer Noor Zaheer;...

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18 Oct, 2014

i feel at “home” when I’m relaxed and comfortable…

Sehba Sarwar
18 Oct, 2014

I converse with my friend/social worker/fellow-mother Stephanie, as we wait for our children to wrap-up soccer practice. I feel at “home” when I’m relaxed and comfortable, and able to...

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15 Oct, 2014

for me, “home” means being around family wherever family is…

15 Oct, 2014

Part of my What Is Home? project includes raising question (with a few more thrown in, thanks to my friends Jaspal and Yaksha) to family members, friends and others...

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