Diana Arterian

In the spirit of autotheory, With Lightness & Darkness and Other Brief Pieces, a collection of hybrid essays, employs the self as subject to interrogate the speaker and her long-term partner’s individual identities and relationship, their points of privilege and endured subjugation, in the face of escalating Islamophobia in the U.S. and beyond. While dissecting different facets of oppression—public and private, obvious and obscure—these essays lean on outside sources and multiple voices to illuminate the intricacies of systemic violence.

EXCERPTS   The Elephants

    
WITH LIGHTNESS & DARKNESS
AND OTHER BRIEF PIECES

(Essay Press, 2017)
With Lightness & Darkness