Bilal Zenab Ahmed is a writer, activist, and graduate student currently finishing her doctoral studies at SOAS, University of London. She specialises in bodily politics, economics of underdevelopment, and state and anti-state violence in Northwest Pakistan. She has been published in The Guardian, Verso Blog, The New Arab, and Souciant, where she was an associate editor.
No one can say that the world is ignoring Xinjiang. In October, at the American Association of Christian Counselors, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo likened China’s treatment of over a million Uyghur Muslims in the Xinjiang Autonomous Region to George Orwell’s 1984 (Reuters 2019). This was at the same time that the Trump White […]