How Does It Feel to Be a Problem?

by

Moustafa Bayoumi

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War on Terror Term Analysis

A term that loosely refers to the ongoing series of American-led military campaigns in the Middle East and anti-terror efforts in the West that started after the September 11 attacks.
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War on Terror Term Timeline in How Does It Feel to Be a Problem?

The timeline below shows where the term War on Terror appears in How Does It Feel to Be a Problem?. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Akram
Racism, Discrimination, and Foreign Policy Theme Icon
Growing Up and Self-Discovery Theme Icon
Justice, Activism, and the Future of American Democracy Theme Icon
...these café gatherings, Bayoumi, Akram, and Akram’s friends talk about their jobs and “the ‘ war on terro r.’” The author tells them his story—they find it peculiar that both his parents have... (full context)
Afterword
Racism, Discrimination, and Foreign Policy Theme Icon
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...the “breezy self-indulgences and creative self-inventions” so many Americans want for their children’s youth; the War on Terror hangs constantly over their heads, embroiling their process of self-discovery in an atmosphere of “fear,... (full context)