Lauren Alwan

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Fiction and essays in Zyzzyva (Notable, Best American Essays 2016), Alaska Quarterly Review, StoryQuarterly, Bellevue Literary Review , The Rumpus, The Millions, and The Southern Review . Prose editor at the museum of americana, staff contributor @LitStack. Blogs at captionandimage.tumblr.com.

Stories

Cover Photo: Illustration of two sisters' overlapping faces, one sister blond-haired and pale, the other with dark brown hair and olive skin
“Are You Really Sisters?”

The only means for talking about our mixed heritage was the ‘adorable’ contrast between ‘the girls,’ as we were called: one light, one dark; same parents, different skin.

Jan 08, 2020
Cover Photo: Arab Past, American Present: My Family’s Invisible History by Lauren Alwan
Arab Past, American Present: My Family’s Invisible History

“The family legacy included silence as a way to belong.”

Jan 17, 2017