Sohail Daulatzai, Junaid Rana, Maryam Kashani - "With Stones in Our Hands" - Darryl Li.

Saturday, May 12, 2018 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Event Presenter/Author: 
Sohail Daulatzai, Junaid Rana and Maryam Kashani

"Innovative and ambitious, this book will undoubtedly become a key reference when debating the issue of anti-Muslim racism. Offering a range of analysis—linking anti-Muslim racism to the global phenomenon of imperialism—With Stones in Our Hands is a crucial work in the building of a true decolonial theory."

—Houria Bouteldja, author of Whites, Jews, and Us: Toward a Politics of Revolutionary Love

Sohail Daulatzai, Junaid Rana and Maryam Kashani discuss With Stones in Our Hands: Writings on Muslims, Racism, and Empire. They will be joined in conversation by Darryl Li. A Q&A and signing will follow the discussion.

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About the book: After September 11, 2001, the global War on Terror has made clear that Islam and Muslims are central to an imperial system of racism. Prior to 9/11, white supremacy had a violent relationship of dominance with Islam and Muslims. Racism against Muslims today borrows from centuries of white supremacy and is a powerful and effective tool to maintain the status quo. With Stones in Our Hands compiles writings by scholars and activists who are leading the struggle to understand and combat anti-Muslim racism. Through a bold call for a politics of the Muslim Left and the poetics of the Muslim International, this book offers a glimpse into the possibilities of social justice, decolonial struggle, and political solidarity. The essays in this anthology reflect a range of concerns such as the settler colonial occupation of Palestine, surveillance and policing, blackness and radical protest traditions, militarism and empire building, social movements, and political repression. With Stones in Our Hands offers new ideas to achieve decolonization and global solidarity.
About the authors:
Sohail Daulatzai is associate professor of film and media studies and African American studies at the University of California, Irvine. He is author of Black Star, Crescent Moon: The Muslim International and Black Freedom Beyond America.
Junaid Rana is associate professor of Asian American studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign. He is author of Terrifying Muslims: Race and Labor in the South Asian Diaspora, winner of the 2013 Book Award in Social Sciences from the Association for Asian American Studies.
Maryam Kashani is assistant professor of gender and women’s studies and Asian American studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Trained as an anthropologist and filmmaker, she is currently working on a book manuscript drawn from her ethnographic fieldwork and filmmaking at Zaytuna College and with Muslim communities of the San Francisco Bay Area.
About the interlocutor:
Darryl Li is assistant professor of anthropology at the University of Chicago. He is writing a book about Arab volunteers who mobilized under the banner of jihad to join the 1992-1995 war in Bosnia-Herzegovina, including their experiences of detention and deportation in the "Global War on Terror."
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