Are there any Muslim storytellers out there ?
The Stories of Storyteller Arif Choudhury
In a recent magazine article, storyteller Arif Choudhury wrote :
“Are there any other Mulsim storytellers out there ? We should start a club with funny hats and monogrammed shirts. All kidding aside, since 9/11, people have been curious about Muslims.
As an American-born Muslim of Bangladeshi descent living in Chicago’s predominantly Caucasian northern suburbs, I am asked lots of questions. What do Muslims believe ? What are their traditions and customs?
Do Muslims tell stories ?”
. . . And RaceBridges Fellow Arif Choudhury tells lots of stories . . .
Stories of growing up “black” in a white suburb. Stories of many post 9/11 challenges as a Mulsim-American. Some stories are funny, some are frightening. But all his stories help us to learn more of Arif, Muslim Americans and “seeing the other” in our varied and multicultural world. A world that needs all of us.
RaceBridges is proud to present some of the stories of storyteller Arif Choudhury :
- Where Are You From ?
- Seeing The Other
- Just Not Muslim Enough
- More Alike Than Not
(A 3 storyteller story of three faiths with storytellers Susan O’Halloran, Gerry Fierst and Arif.)
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