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Podcast: Mona Kareem on “Mapping Exile: A Writer’s Story of Growing Up Stateless in Post-Gulf War Kuwait”

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Mona Kareem speaks to managing editor Emily Everett about her essay “Mapping Exile: A Writer’s Story of Growing Up Stateless in Post-Gulf War Kuwait,” which appears in a portfolio of writing from the Arabian Gulf, in The Common’s fall issue. In this conversation, Mona talks about her family’s experience living in Kuwait as Bidoon, or stateless people, and why examining and writing about that experience is important to her. She also discusses her work as a poet and translator, her thoughts on revision and translation, and why she sometimes has mixed feelings about writing in English. 

Image of Mona Kareem's headshot and the Issue 22 cover (pink-peach seashell on light blue background).

Podcast: Mona Kareem on “Mapping Exile: A Writer’s Story of Growing Up Stateless in Post-Gulf War Kuwait”
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