Essay in Journal of Narrative Politics

The story behind how I wrote my first novel, NOOR, is in essay form in the new edition of the Journal of Narrative Politics, York University.  There were lots of starts and stops that went into making the essay,  but in the end distance made the difference.  “The Silence and Forgetting That Wrote NOOR,” returns to my research and my interviews with soldiers, and combines it with personal loss.  I’m thankful to the journal for allowing me the opportunity to consider my process in a different form.cropped-s6