The issue includes a Sikh American musician on the traumas of experience, before and after; an Indian American lawyer on defending Guantanamo detainees; a Pakistani American Muslim feminist on teaching September 11th; and much more, including a DVD with short video collaborations between spoken word/performance poets and video/visual artists on the ten years since September 11th.
Here's some more information about the issue:
On the ten-year anniversary of September 11th, experts of every camp and affiliation will compete to dictate its legacies for our collective memory. The danger isn't simply that the loudest voices will dominate—it's that only a limited range of voices will make it into the conversation at all. So many of our communities have borne witness to so much over the past 10 years; it behooves us to critically consider the moment and its aftermath—the various political, legal, and civil rights repercussions, particularly for the communities most directly affected, South Asian, Arab, Middle Eastern, and Muslim American. But how can we do so, when so many of the voices of affected communities remain unheard? How do we remember and reflect on this moment as Asian Americans when the public conversation is so circumscribed?To purchase this special commeorative issue, and for further details, including the table of contents and contributors, and a teaser of excerpts from the issue, go to the Asian American Literary Review website here.