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Wajahat Ali

The Daily Beast

As a Daily Beast columnist and former New York Times contributing op-ed writer, highly sought-after political commentator, TED speaker, and award-winning playwright, Wajahat Ali is undoubtedly a jack-of-all-trades. But across his many roles, one thing remains constant: Ali uses his platform to fight tirelessly for the social change we need in our country—and he isn’t afraid to get personal while doing it. His upcoming memoir Go Back to Where You Came From: And Other Helpful Recommendations on How to Become American (Fall 2021) will share stories, both hilarious and poignant, of Ali’s experience growing up a Muslim Pakistani-American in an effort to inspire a new vision of America’s multicultural identity.

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