Arts and Culture

99 Nights in Logar Book Review

By Kiana Borjian “Five is a good number. Five pillars. Five prayers. Five players on a basketball team.” So says Marwand, the protagonist of Jamil Jan Kochai’s 99 Nights In Logar (4). Marwand is visiting family in Afghanistan from the

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Diaspouric Tones

By Ariana Boostani BACKGROUND:  The term diaspora is something many of us can connect to or so electronic producer, Diaspoura hopes, having chosen their name to reflect community experiences. Diaspoura grew up in South Carolina and first came to Davis

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Bookmarked Page: Save Up For This!!!!!! & Dry Skin

Bookmarked page: save up for this!!!!!! By Kiana Borjian Colors like lollipops                   swimming in a plastic bowl                 at Chase Bank – I am salivating                   over these earrings: evil eyes                   threaded atop geometric

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Breaking Boundaries: Artists of the Diaspora

By Shayan Kaveh Hours spent on makeup and wardrobe, sweat and anxiety poured into weeks of practice, and the restless nerves before a performance – ManyFacedGodX enters the stage. Dressed in a handmade bodysuit and reality-altering makeup, Dornika Kazerani is

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Guava Island Movie Review

By Talia Basma Directed by Hiro Murai Released 2019 Who would have thunk it? Amazon released Guava Island and only had 55 minutes to leave an impact. And the best thing is they accomplished their mission.  The movie is about

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Diaspora Dysphoria

By Kimia Akbari I’m floating by in twilight anesthesiaas Disgraceland overtly stares backfrom a distance;watching the jousting matchOf sufi mystics above polluted cloudswith the cypress-figured lady who givesscarlet poppies, I’m enchanted.I envy these midnight archersI have tried their dancebut I

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He couldn’t be American, could he?

He looked exactly like me His black hair and pale brown complexion Shone under the hot sun of Rajasthan’s Desert He couldn’t be American, could he? Being born elsewhere didn’t mean much… An ice cream cart pulled over We got

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The Uppal “Jagir Pind”

“The Uppal family estate’s village” Date: 2002 – 2012 Jalandhar district in Punjab, India. Over 21,000 acres of land stretch across the Uppal family’s estate in their village near the city of Nurmahal, northern India. Harvesting and sowing rice, wheat,

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