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Brass Cresent Blog Awards

Friday, November 30, 2007 by Marianne Elliott

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As a non-Muslim who is nonetheless concerned about Islamaphobia and about xenophobia generally, I'm suprised, flattered and honoured to have this blog nominated in the Best South/South-East Aisan Blog section of the Brass Cresent Blog Awards. My photoblog was also nominated in another category.

The Brass Cresent is an annual awards ceremony that "honors the best writers and thinkers of the emerging Muslim blogosphere (aka the Islamsphere)." I'm not at all convinced that my blog measures up to those high standards, but I recommend a visit to the site to check out some of the other nominees.

One of my existing blog favorites is nominated in the Best Mid-East/Central Asian Blog category: Laila Al-Haddad of Raising Yousuf: Unplugged but many of the others are new to me I can see I have some more exploring to do. Enjoy!

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10 Responses to "Brass Cresent Blog Awards"

  1. Thea says:

    Congrats-the work you have done and are doing is fabulous and it is no wonder you would be recognized for it.
    Hugs and love

  2. Tickled Pink says:

    Congratulations! I can tell that you do the work for unselfish reasons, but being acknowledged is an important human need. I am new to your blog, but I have already been moved by your images and words.

  3. Jill says:

    Congratulations! That’s wonderful. I did not know about your photoblog before — I’m glad you mentioned it.

  4. Myrthe says:

    Both nominations are well deserved! Your writing and your pictures remind us all that Afghanistan is a country where ordinary people are living and trying to survive despite all the violence. Your pictures give the people of Afghanistan a face.
    I hope so much that you will somehow continue blogging even after you have left Afghanistan.

  5. John Mullis says:

    Congratulations Frida. I think your nomination honours your heart, as much as your writing.

  6. homeinkabul says:

    They’re super-duper deserved & I voted for you 🙂

  7. Baraka says:

    I was one of the many people who nominated your two blogs for humanizing Afghans and Afghanistan. Thank you for the stories you tell and the photos you show of a different side of both than most Westerners are generally exposed to.
    Best of luck!
    Warmly,
    Baraka

  8. cath says:

    congratulations! nominations well deserved… have voted!

  9. Manas Shaikh says:

    Congratulations on being nominated. Best of luck!

  10. [a} says:

    Ooh, I’m glad I can comment now, and say: CONGRATULATIONS!
    You ~fully~ deserve it.
    xoxo

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