Mizna brought a diverse group of established and emerging writers and performers to the Lowertown Reading Jam stage. With that Homeland Security dictum “if you see something, say something” ringing in their ears, Mizna’s group of Arab American and Muslim writers gave voice to their own experience of diverse homelands. The evening was hosted by performance artist and Mizna rep Moheb Soliman, who presented his own work along with the work of Robert Farid Karimi, Kathryn Haddad, Nimo Farah, Willie Nour, Niny Salem, Jna Shelomith, Sarah Thamer and percussionist Khaldoun Samman.
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Robert Karimi performing: “No one prays 5 times a day at Hogwarts” (Photo: Jack Steinmann)
L-R: Percussionist Khaldoun Samman, performer Nimo Farah, and performer Jna Shelomith. In the background, Ta-coumba Aiken rolls up the scroll he has been live-sketching during the event. (Photo: Jack Steinmann)