Mariam Elba
Mariam Elba

Recent Baruch College grad, majored in English Literature and History. Aspiring writer and academic on postcolonial MENA history. Lifelong New Yorker. When I'm not reading or writing I'm likely watching foreign films, or walking to nowhere.

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Nov. 1, 2013

What It's Like to Live With Drone Strikes, In Victims' Own Words

These Pakistanis have had their lives ripped apart by American drones.

Sept. 26, 2013

A Year After Anti-Muslim Film Sparked Riots, These Artists Are Sparking a Movement of Their Own

A year after rioting around the world over the "Innocence of Muslims" film, here's how Muslim artists around the world have set themselves apart from an image of the "angry Muslim/Arab."
Sept. 17, 2013

5 Lies About Muslims Fox News Told You

Here's what Fox News has said about Muslims before and why they are wrong.
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Sept. 12, 2013

The War in Syria, Through the Eyes of Syrian Artists

Why it's important to pay attention to their story.
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Sept. 2, 2013

A Flashback to Vogue's Very Nice Profile of Asma al-Assad

It's been almost three years since Vogue profiled Asma al-Assad and her husband's rule of Syria. Let's revisit this and see what's changed since.
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Aug. 26, 2013

Why Israel Shouldn't Worry About the Egyptian Conflict

The new face of Egypt's government likely won't change the current relationship it has with Israel. Here's why.

Aug. 8, 2013

Lady Gaga's 'Burqa' is Supposed to Empower Muslim Women, But Does the Opposite

Sorry, Lady Gaga. You're doing it wrong.
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July 30, 2013

Are the Israelis and Palestinians Really Ready to Negotiate?

Secretary of State John Kerry says they are. But several circumstances on the ground for the Palestinians may prove otherwise.
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July 12, 2013

Dear TIME Magazine: Thanks For Nothing. Love, Egypt

Here's why the most recent TIME magazine cover is not only offensive and generalized, but also inaccurate.
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July 8, 2013

Mohamed Morsi Was Deposed in a Popular Revolution, Not a "Coup"

Can we really call Morsi's ouster a military coup? Without the immense participation of protesters, this "coup" wouldn't have happened.
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July 1, 2013

Tamarod Protests: Is Egypt Ready For Its Second Revolution In 2 Years?

Millions of people have signed onto the Tamarod campaign to force Mohammed Morsi from office. But if Egypt just replaces its leader without making systemic changes, it will be back to square one.