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Mizna 22.1 Virtual Launch
October 17 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Join us in launching the summer 2021 issue of Mizna, featuring readings by Hassan Saby, Maya Salameh, Nardine Taleb and Rania Mamoun.
The summer issue of Mizna’s award-winning literary journal, Mizna: SWANA Literature + Art, features a dynamic group of authors—many of whom are new to the Mizna community—engaging with and expanding the social realities relevant to the Southwest Asian and North African (SWANA) experience and community.
In this issue, Mizna reveals a change to our subtitle, now SWANA Literature + Art, from the previous, Prose, Poetry, and Art Exploring Arab America. This comes as a result of deep, ongoing internal dialog about decolonizing and being more expansive in the framing of ourselves and our communities. In place of a foreword, the issue features reflections from Mizna’s community about what the shift to the term SWANA represents.
Contributors to Mizna 22.1 are: Andrea Abi-Karam, Philipe AbiYouness, leena aboutaleb, Jessica Abughattas, Sarah Ghazal Ali, Arwa Alsamarae, Yasmine Ameli, Sara Elkamel, Mariam Gomaa, Farah Hamade, Kaleem Hawa, Nofel, Nour Kamel, Rania Mamoun, Yara Omer, Hassan Saby, Lubna Safi, Maya Salameh, Nardine Taleb, Alene Terzian-Zeitounian, and Sumeja Tulic. The issue also features visual art from renowned Moroccan modernist Mohamed Melehi.