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Conversation: Sadiyah Bashir In Conversation with Rashida James-Saadiya
April 15, 2021 | 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Join Duke Performances and Duke Islamic Studies Center for a conversation between poet Sadiyah Bashir and Rashida James-Saadiya. Sadiyah Bashir is a freelance writer and award winning poet. Her work has been commissioned by Penny Appeal USA and Apple, she has also performed for international media outlets such as Al-Jazeera. Her first self-published book entitled “Seven” explores trauma and triumph through the lens of Black Muslim womanhood. And is currently working on a second manuscript documenting the history and lives of Black Muslims in America. Bashir can be found on all social media [at] idabwellin.
Rashida James-Saadiya is a visual artist, writer, and cultural educator invested in transforming social perceptions through creative literature. Her work explores migration, identity, and the transmission of spirituality through poetry and song amongst Muslim women in West Africa and the American South.
This conversation is part of a week of virtual engagements with the Duke and Durham community, including local K-12 students, as part of DISC and Duke Performances’ ongoing ‘Building Bridges: Muslims in America’ initiative. Zoom registration link.
Co-sponsored by Duke Performances, Duke Islamic Studies Center, Duke University Middle East Studies Center, and the Center for Muslim Life at Duke University.