I got word from Lawrence-Minh Bùi Davis & Gerald Maa that there is going to be a new special issue of AALR, commemorating the tenth anniversary of Sept. 11. The special issue will be exploring the legacies for South Asian, Muslim, Arab, and Middle Eastern Americans, which is going into production soon.
According to the editors at AALR: 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. They pose the question of 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?
If you’d like to pre-order a copy of the issue, visit aalrmag.org.