Reality Is Just A Story

I am currently writing a book that contains a collection of creative non-fiction stories from interviews I conducted with women within Aida refugee camp. I noticed that after each story that they told me, they experienced a sense of relief and it showed to me that by having a voice, a way to explain their…

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…

I Shall Not Hate

Book Review Izzeldin Abuelaish I Shall Not Hate: A Gaza Doctor’s Journey On The Road To Peace And Human Dignity ISBN: 978-1-4088-2209-8 I found myself in a fairly difficult situation when I initially encountered this book. That staunch determinism in the face of such horrendous circumstances came to me as being both admirable and inspirational…

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,”…

Mona

She tilted her head sideways, observing how the silk fabric accentuates her glossy lips. ‘I look good,’ she thought rather surprised as she rolled her head over to the other side. She managed through the rubble of stuff to take several steps back despite the tight space, her clothes and shoes spread across bed and…