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Zaina Arafat

Zaina Arafat is a Palestinian American writer. Her essays and stories have appeared in Granta, Iowa Review, the Washington Post, the Atlantic, the Christian Science Monitor, VICE, BuzzFeed, and NPR. She holds an MFA from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and an MA from Columbia University. 


Photo by Eman Helal

Power Jam

Summer 2017 | Photography

Nouran Elkabbany’s family wasn’t thrilled about the idea of her joining a roller derby team. They worried about all the ways she might damage her body.