Author Archives: Daniel Drennan ElAwar

About Daniel Drennan ElAwar

Adoptee, rematriated.

Eulogy: Mary J. Drennan

There’s a story we tell in the family about our mom. One time, when she was living in Magdalena, hours away by car from the nearest cellular tower much less town or city, they were obliged to use a helicopter … Continue reading

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ينعاد عليكم

🎄 Many happy returns! • Peace and blessings on you and yours this Christmas, through the holidays, and for the coming new year!

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On Lebanese media and adoption.

Over the years I’ve been contacted by various journalists interested in writing about adoption and trafficking in Lebanon, and their usual starting point is a personal one: How has adoption affected the adoptee personally, and what might reunion mean for … Continue reading

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Excerpt: “Lose Your Mother”.

The following is an excerpt from the painful yet quite compelling and necessary read, Lose Your Mother [link] by Saidiya Hartman.

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​رمضان كريم 

رمضان كريم  May this month be one of contemplation, community, peace, and blessings.

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Mothers’ Voices: A “Rematriated” Adoptee’s Art Residency

As mentioned in a previous post, I’ve started an artist’s residency at the Newark Print Shop. Thanks to everyone who contributed to the Kickstarter campaign, which was successful.

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Canada bound.

After detailing the grueling application schedule for universities in my last post, I’m happy to report that I have accepted the position of Assistant Professor of Illustration in the Faculty of Visual Art + Material Practice at Emily Carr University, … Continue reading

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Updates/Association of Persons Adopted via Lebanon to the Americas

An extremely kind message from a fellow adoptee the other day reminded me that I have not posted here since returning to New Jersey last June. “Re-entry” has been a bit more difficult than I imagined, and so here, almost … Continue reading

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Portfolios: Illustration | Typography | Student Work

—: Portfolio of my work as well as a design and illustration teaching portfolio. [link to portfolio] Web site programmed by yours truly as well. Coming soon: Photography. :—

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Digging at “Ground Zero”.

I was on my way to work in New York City on the morning of September 11, 2001. I am grateful to the web site “The Sonic Memorial Project” for its archives on Radio Row, and would be interested in … Continue reading

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