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STATESMAN JOURNAL, LESSONS OF THE CANYON - 3/24/13 After a solo hike to the bottom of the Grand Canyon, Naseem comes to grips with the most important task of forgiveness.
THE GUARDIAN, OUTING HOMOPHOBIAS DEADLY CONSEQUENCES - 10/25/10 Naseem Rakha Op-ed 'Don't ask, don't tell' epitomizes what is wrong with public policy and attitudes that treat homosexuality as unacceptable.'
THE GUARDIAN, THERESA LEWIS: VICTIM OF VENGEANCE - 9/24/10 Naseem Rakha examines why the United States continues to be the only western nation that continues to kill its killers.
BBC NEWS, RICHARD AND JUDY BOOK CLUB LAUNCHES BOOK CLUB with eight new picks, 2 September 2010 "After working together on the same shows for 21 years, both stars have decided to take a rest from television. But they opted to continue with the book club."
THE OREGONIAN, HEALING IN A HARD PLACE - May, 2010 - Naseem Rakha examines Oregon Department of Corrections program which allows victims of serious and violent crime to meet with their offenders.
PNBA Award Winner: Naseem Rakha, The Examiner, January 21, 2010
The Awards Committee was made up of nine volunteer booksellers from independent bookstores located thoughout Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, and Alaska.
THE CRYING TREE WINS NW BOOKLSELLER AWARD, January 21, 2010
From my launch at Powell’s City of Books in Portland, to my visit with a group at the women’s correctional facility in Wilsonville, OR, I’ve been thrilled to see the enthusiasm this story evokes.
CORVALLIS GAZETTE, THROUGH A VICTIM'S EYES, January, 2010
"I wanted to understand what execution looks like through a victim's eyes as
well as the eyes of people who have to perform it," Rakha said.
WASHINGTON POST, CAN EXECUTIONS BRING CLOSURE, November, 2009. Naseem Rakha examines the assumption that executions finally close the book on a victims stuggle to come to grips with crime.
FORGIVING THE UNFORGIVEABLE - September 29, 2009
‘She has to forgive the man who killed her son, or she’ll die. She’ll just die from her own hate. By David Jasper / The Bend Bulletin
Batavia bound author examines hate, forgiveness in debut novel
By Susan J. Conrad Daily News Correspondent
Saturday, July 25, 2009
Naseem Rakha has been coming to Chautauqua for almost twenty years and participated in writing workshops for several sessions....more
July 14, 2009 Salem, Oregon Statesmen Journal
"The Crying Tree, Naseem Rakha's first novel, tells the story of a mother whose teenage son was murdered...But the book is not so much about death, but surviving the death of a loved one." more...
SEEKING SOME ANSWERS: SILVERTON AUTHOR TACKLES TOUGH TOPIC
July 2009 Silverton/Mt. Angel Our Town
Is it possible to forgive the unforgivable?
That question led to another and another, prompting Naseem Rakha of Silverton to seek some answers. more
May 30, 2009, Daily News
...Caldwell says the novel -- which the store's Storyslingers book club will read as its July selection -- will appeal to readers "not only because it is a good, well-written story, but also because the subject is one that touches on themes of death and forgiveness that are universally relevant" more