Tuesday, April 26, 2016
Weekly Report 8 - Arab American Writers
Not only a writer, Nye became an activist and a voice for those Arab-Americans who were condemned against after the 9/11 attacks. She fought against the prejudices and discrimination against Arabs-Americans from the ignorant parties that chastised them simply for having Arab heritage. She wrote poems about the lack of understanding and communication between the Western world and the Middle East and her experiences as an Arab-American. She speaks out against those who have caused injustice towards Arab-Americans for their heritage and have tried to remind them even Americans have roots that trace back to other nations and that we are all citizens of the world.
Nye has also written children's books, which she believes that her works and influence will be held up against the negative headlines of the news that develop a negative image of the world.