Directions to My House, a memoir by visual artist Zarina Hashmi (with Sarah Burney), tells her life story through words, photographs, and her art. Published this month by NYU’s Asian/Pacific/American Institute, where Hashmi was the artist-in-residence for the 2017-18 academic year, the book includes never-published material and a chronicle of her life through multiple forms of expression.

Zarina, who was born in Aligarh, India in 1937 and who has lived and worked in New York for more than four decades, adopts the recurring themes of home, displacement, borders, refugees, and memory.

Her life has taken her around the globe, with stops stretching from Europe to Asia and South Asia and the west coast. Zarina captures her residences through a series of illustrations (shown below), which are republished in Directions to My House:

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