Notations Series Review: Anand Giridharadas

“Days after 9/11, an avowed ‘American terrorist’ named Mark Stroman, seeking revenge, walks into a Dallas mini-mart and shoots Raisuddin Bhuiyan, a Bangladeshi immigrant, maiming and nearly killing him. Ten years after the shooting, Bhuiyan wages a campaign against the State of Texas to have his attacker spared from the death penalty. The True American…

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Poetry Breaking Down Bars

Within the walls of a prison, beyond ribbons of barbed wire and under orange jumpsuits, sit poets putting their thoughts into verse. Some sit jotting down notes to loved ones on the back of napkins, or scrap paper to continue letter exchanges. With the United State’s two-million-plus prisoners in mind, these literary exchanges constitute one…

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