Ali Eteraz (Children of Dust) with Hassan Abbas | Asia Society

Ali Eteraz (Children of Dust) with Hassan Abbas | Asia Society

October 15, 2009
Asia Society: 725 Park Avenue, New York, NY
5:30 PM

Children of Dust is a probing and vital memoir of growing up male, Pakistani, and Muslim as Ali Eteraz shares his experiences at rural Pakistani madrassas, his conflicts as a Muslim activist in the U.S., and his engagement with the modern Middle East as an adult in a post-9/11 world.

As a lawyer, columnist, and writer, Eteraz has worked for the advancement of legislative and legal reform in the Muslim World. He is currently a contributor to The Guardian, True/Slant, and Dawn, Pakistan’s largest and oldest English language daily. His articles have appeared in Dissent, Foreign Policy, Open Democracy, and Alternet, among others, and have been linked by hundreds of blogs, including NYTimes.

Join Eteraz and Hassan Abbas, Bernard Schwartz Fellow at Asia Society New York, for an insightful discussion about the Pakistani diaspora and what defines Muslim identity in America and the West in the post-9/11 world.

Followed by a book signing with the author.

Cosponsored by SAJA (South Asian Journalists' Association)

Please note: this event will also be a free live video webcast from 6:30 to 8:00 pm EST. Online viewers are encouraged to send questions to

Children of Dust by Ali Eteraz and Pakistan's Drift into Extremism by Hassan Abbas are available from AsiaStore.

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