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A Simple Rebirth: Poetry book

This illustrated poetry anthology is Samira R. Noorali’s first creative publication. While the work is often categorized as a poetry and art collection, it is more than just a sum of its parts. A Simple Rebirth can be read beginning to end as a mosaic narrative following the journey of rape survivors from a place of emotional darkness to a place of healing. Readers can also experience each poem separately, as each has its own unique form and independent journey. Zahid Dewji, illustrator of A Simple Rebirth, is an artist, musician, and educator of East-African Indian descent currently residing in Houston, Texas and teaching in the greater Houston area. A native New Yorker, Zahid has a Bachelors of Music From New York University and no formal art education. As a freelance musician and artist, he works to explore the strong correlations between music and visual art and the creative processes that bind both mediums. A Simple Rebirth is Zahid’s first published collection of illustrative work.
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“With Heart, With Love” available on Soundcloud

Noorali’s composition (with collaborators Kamal Haji and Aamir Barolia) “With Heart, With Love” has gone through another stage of mixing! Check out this new, choral mix by clicking on the image below! Want to hear the old mix which is still the “official mix”? Just go to the Ismaili USA website or listen on YouTube.
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“Final Thoughts” published in DESERT Magazine

DESERT Magazine publishes “Final Thoughts” in every edition. In the January 2018 edition, Noorali offers a creative essay where she narrates some of her first experiences in the Desert area. Through this poetic exploration of heartbreak, identity, love, music and her love for the Desert, Noorali bares her heart to readers.
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“Elusive and Intrusive Memories” published in Coachella Magazine

Coachella Magazine is an edgy arts and culture publication of the Coachella valley. Noorali’s poem “Elusive and Intrusive Memories” was published in the Fall 2015 edition alongside the beautiful artwork of Chris Granillo.
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Dramatic Production: A Simple Rebirth

In this dramatized poetry performance, Noorali tells of the anguish and intense personal journey involved in the process of recovery from various traumas faced by women today. In this show, original poetic and musical works on the theme of women struggling against violence and oppression are presented by a number of the cast members. The pieces deal with the aftermath of sexual assault, family conflicts, internal struggle with self-worth, as well as male responses to these struggles. Media coverage by KPFT Radio and Coog Radio helped to bring out more reflective conversation on these topics. The dramatic production of A Simple Rebirth at Notsuoh Theater on April 16-18 was a huge success. The theater was packed all three nights and the cast’s performance was incredible! If you would like to be part of the next production or would like to have it presented at an event. Contact us! This cast loves to travel so even if you are outside of Texas, we will consider coming to you! This cast is incredibly passionate about spreading their empowering message so let us know if you’d like to collaborate.
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Contributor, Author for Ismailimail Publication

“Since late 2006, Ismailimail has shared thousands of stories and have featured countless number of Ismaili Muslims and their achievements, all for spreading inspirations and to motivate others.” Noorali is a contributor to this website and has provided several articles including: “Salim & Sulaiman at Harvard: Reflections and Celebration of a Life Inspired by Music,” “Conchord: Three Muslims on a Personal Search,” and “An Interview with Nishiki Maredia: Feminism and Philanthrophy Through 1950 Collective.”
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Published in Poetry Nook: Volume 4

Poetry Nook is a monthly journal seeking the best poetry and art that captures the interaction between the senses—of images, sounds, tastes, smells, touch—and emotions. Poetry Nook is a publication of Plum White Press LLC. Noorali’s Haikus have been featured in this magazine which you can purchase on Amazon. Pick up the book on Amazon
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