Sarah Bernhardt in Copenhagen?

An early morning terminal, a bleak sight as I walked not-so-quietly with my suitcase clank-clanking down the empty hallway. It was only moments ago that I waited for my luggage to appear on the baggage carousel, the last person standing with me sighed gleefully after his black suitcase with a blue ribbon suddenly appeared on…

Introduction

This is the introduction to my upcoming book to be published mid-2019 that involves creative short-stories based on real events experienced by women at Aida refugee camp, West Bank, Palestine.   It was so exciting, so many various thoughts raced through my mind about the past, present and the future from I have no pads all…

Turkey: The Seventh Seal

You may or may not have heard it. They are the Christian Zionists – or the Christian Right – a sophisticated political and social movement organised in the United States who are ambitiously attempting to spur the Second Coming of Christ. These evangelical fundamentalists have popularised the idea the Bible must be read literally. While perhaps a…

Evil: The Book of Isaiah

It is our society that shapes and dictates standards of morality and how we should behave, creating prohibitions based on ethical definitions often aligned with its own best interests. What one nation or community could view as grossly immoral may by another’ standards be considered moral, i.e., female circumcision, thus moral and ethical behaviour is…

Amalia

“We’re in this together,” Layan whispered, looking suspiciously around her with paranoid eyes. I watched her scheming, holding the ladle up near her chin as she walked slowly around the tent plotting her next move. She has lost her mind. “Yes, indeed, we will say that it was an accident!” “There is no we in this,”…

The Ottoman Effect

The Ottoman Empire was established under the leadership of Osman I where – legend has it – he had fallen in love with a woman Malkhatun that he was unable to marry because her father refused the union. Several years of continuous rejection left him depleted and powerless, her father had already established himself as a great…