West Virginia University at Parkersburg
Author to be featured in Women's History Month program.
CONTACT: Dr. Nancy Nanney, chair of Humanities Division, 304-424-8361.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
West Virginia University at Parkersburg will host author Asra Nomani in a March 11th presentation which will chronicle her efforts to reconcile her multicultural traditions and the concerns she holds today as a socially-engaged American Muslim woman and writer.
The free program is open to the public and will be held at 7:15 p.m. in the college theatre (Room 1305).
Nomani’s talk is entitled “The Journey Towards Empowerment and Equality.” Originally from India, Nomani grew up in Morgantown and completed graduate studies in international communications at American University in Washington, DC. As a Wall Street Journal correspondent, she was assigned to Pakistan in the aftermath of September 11th. Her reports from Pakistan made her a finalist in the feature-writing section of the 2002 Online Journalism Awards, sponsored by the Online News Association and the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism.
In addition to the Wall Street Journal, she has also written for Cosmopolitan, Sports Illustrated for Women, the New Jersey Star-Ledger and the Dominion Post in Morgantown. Author of Tantrika: Traveling the Road of Divine Love, Nomani is currently writing a second book, The Daughters of Hajira, in which she reflects on her recent pilgrimage to Mecca.
Her appearance at WVU Parkersburg is among several events scheduled for the college’s observance of Women’s History Month, and sponsored by the Social Justice Committee, in conjunction with the Humanities Speakers Series.
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