"Aseel, a first-generation Afghan American, discusses current events–particularly those relating to Afghanistan–and what it means to be a Muslim in America after 9/11. She combines analysis with unique personal stories describing how her family balances ‘two value systems that have grown to signify polar extremes, those of the East and West.’ Thoughtful and honest, with helpful insights."
Torn Between Two Cultures: An Afghan-American Woman Speaks Outby Maryam Qudrat Aseel
An Afghan-American woman explores life in America as a Muslim, her Afghan heritage, and the future of Middle-East-US relations. See more details below
An Afghan-American woman explores life in America as a Muslim, her Afghan heritage, and the future of Middle-East-US relations.
Meet the Author
Maryam Qudrat Aseel is an activist and spokesperson in the Afghan-American and Muslim communities. She has been interviewed on radio and television, produced a series of shows for the Islamic Information Service, and has had numerous articles published in California and Muslim newspapers. She founded the first high school chapter of the Muslim Students Association, and has recently founded the Afghan Institute for Development. Ms.Aseel is a Ph.D. candidate in philosophy at the University of Southern California, and lives in Los Angeles.
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