Borderlines Volume 2 Booklaunch

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Voices Breaking Boundaries says
Voices Breaking Boundaries (VBB) is pleased to announce its Houston launch of Borderlines Volume 2, a publication featuring photos, essays, poetry, and interviews that explore issues erupting in North American and South Asian border regions.

Woven throughout the essays and poetry are production photographs by artists from Bangladesh, Canada, Houston, India, Mexico, Pakistan, and the US-Mexico border, who have participated in VBB’s Borderlines productions since 2013. The cover image is from No Man's Land, a collaborative project between Bangladeshi and Indian artists and was shared with VBB through Britto Arts Trust (Bangladesh).

The publication features writings and images by: Nandita Bhavnani (India), Arlene Bowman (Canada), Selfa Chew-Smithart (US/Mexico Border), Michelle Garcia, Tayeba Begum Lipi (Bangladesh), Naila Mahmood (Pakistan), Emmy Perez (US/Mexico Border), Harbeer Sandhu (Houston), and Noor Zaheer (India); interviews with Shirin Herman by Sehba Sarwar, Yescka from the ASARO Collective from Mexico by Christina Sisk, Mercedes Herrera by Michelle Garcia; and stories from participants in Sarwar’s workshop for South Asian women/children in Gulfton.

The catalogues are edited by Dr. Margot Backus and Dr. Maria Gonzalez, professors at University of Houston, and designed by Joshua Turner with Angela Martinez. Ana Laurel, who served as the Managing Editor. Sehba Sarwar, VBB’s Artistic Director/Founder, conceptualized VBB's Borderlines project.

At the launch, writers include editors Margot Backus and Maria Gonzalez, poet Emmy Perez (via recording from McAllen, TX), Christina Sisk who interviewed members of a Mexican arts collective The Asamblea de Artistas Revolucionarios de Oaxaca (Assembly of Revolutionary Artists of Oaxaca or ASARO), and Sehba Sarwar, will read from narratives collected by documented and undocumented women and teenagers in Houston. The evening will include refreshments and drinks.Contributors will be available for book signing.

Admission to the event is free and open to the public.
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By: Voices Breaking Boundaries

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