On a writing deadline

I haven’t been particularly prolific lately, and I am on an imminent deadline to submit my book manuscript “Muslim American Women on Campus: undergraduate social lives and identities” to my wonderful editor at the University of North Carolina Press. As always, much remains to be done. In an ideal world, one would be merely fine-tuning in the final 3 weeks before manuscript submission. But this is the real world. My luxuries during these last weeks – which coincide with the first few weeks of 2013 – include reading a heartbreakingly beautiful article “Not Talking About Pakistan” by Taimiya Zaman, who is, it seems, a much younger and far smarter me, except in San Francisco. Enjoy.