Hi, I'm Mannal Babar

South Asian-American writer, historian,
a conceptual creative, & curious seeker of stories.


Published Works

Intentionally handpicked, these three pieces hold some of my proudest moments.
Writing becomes a part of me when I weave my knowledge or understanding of a complex topic into descriptive & accessible commentary.

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Not all hope is lost in Afghanistan

September 2019


My Burnout is not your burnout, But we all burnout

September 2019

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September 11th, 2001: 18 years into the generational divide

September 2019

Image by Aaron Burden

Maya Angelou

“When I am writing, I am trying to find out who I am, who we are, what we’re capable of, how we feel, how we lose and stand up, and go on from darkness into darkness. I’m trying for that.”