Are there any Muslim storytellers out there?
The Stories of Storyteller Arif Choudhury
“Are there any other Muslim 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 Muslim-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.)
Watch any of the above stories by Arif by clicking on the story links above, or by visiting “stories by theme” in the main menu. RaceBridges features more than 200 different video stories told by Arif and other professional storytellers.