The Bush administration’s post-9/11 NSEERS program was supposed to screen terrorists, but as one man discovered, it merely visited years of humiliation on Muslim travelers.
Arif Anwar is the author of The Storm, his first novel. He was born in Chittagong, Bangladesh, just miles from the Bay of Bengal. He has previously worked for BRAC, one of the world’s largest nongovernmental organizations, on issues of poverty alleviation, and for UNICEF Myanmar on public health issues. Arif has a PhD in education from the University of Toronto. He lives in Toronto, Canada, with his wife Si (Sandra) Lian.