Tag Archives: Frantz Fanon

On adoption resistance: bridging false divides.

This was my first piece for Land of Gazillion Adoptees [link to article] originally published in September, 2014.

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On orphans, adoption, and Islam.

Many thanks to Asma Uddin and @AltMuslimah for allowing me the space to reply to the previous article I cited a few days ago. An excerpt: To conclude, in 1948 the United Nations defined an aspect of genocide to include … Continue reading

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Fanon on #Lebanon [almost].

The following is excerpted from a pamphlet I found at Alibris, entitled: “Frantz Fanon, Soweto, and American Black Thought”. Given the current split between the Lebanese bourgeoisie and the “chaab”—meaning, the actual masses within the country who aspire to something … Continue reading

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Adoption Is War I+II; Lebanon 2015/1975

I’ve just added a new page, Lebanon 1975: Adoption is War II. It is based on an article found in the news magazine Monday Morning from January, 1975, three months before the “start” of the Lebanese Civil War. It is … Continue reading

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On adoption, kinship, and gender. (V–postscript)

This series of posts is based on an interview conducted with Romy Lynn Attieh. The interview was conducted for a paper that Romy wrote entitled: “Exploring Kinship and Gender in the Return Narratives of Transnational Adoptees Born in Lebanon” for … Continue reading

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Sleeping Giants in #Adoption: Schedule up shortly!

Two years ago I presented at the Adoption Initiative Conference and I was blown away by the energy and force of those attending and presenting. I’m happy to now be on the Conference Committee, and am looking forward to next … Continue reading

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On adoption activism (III).

This post is taken from one that originally went up at Transracial Eyes; at the time I promised to expand on it publicly, so finally this is seeing the light of day. The question there from a fellow adoptee asks … Continue reading

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What can adoptive parents do to change things?

This is the 21st question in the series: “Anti-adoption month: 30 answers to 30 questions on adoption” [link].

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When/why did the word “bitter” get associated with non-compliant adoptees?

This is the third question in the series: “Anti-adoption month: 30 answers to 30 questions on adoption” [link].

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