Articles in the personal essay Category
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Midwood Magic: A Coney Island Philanthropy of Hope

By Humera Afridi | July 26, 2018 | Open City

Seeking a panacea from life’s turmoils, immigrants flock to an unassuming Sufi in Brooklyn.

How to Start Your Family Roots Search

By Huiying Bernice Chan | July 3, 2018 | Open City

Here are some tips from a Chinese American New Yorker who went to Toisan, China to trace their parents’ roots.

Anatomies of Displacement

By Raad Rahman | May 8, 2018 | Open City

Mapping the geography of personal and political histories

The Nostalgia of Ordinary Objects

By Nadia Nooreyezdan | March 16, 2018 | Open City

When home is a place you’ve never been, can you visit it through objects?

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