There's something about a visceral book cover with human body parts. It doesn't have to be gore: it could be a beautiful rendition of what makes us human - underneath the skin.
500,000 killed. 1.6 million internally displaced. Millions starving, cold, poverty- and war-stricken. The Syrian-American Council and Americans for a Free Syria are pushing for the end to the war. I don't know how the US can provide stability to the region, or if US intervention will lead to another Iraqi situation, where there is barely … Continue reading Today marks the 10th anniversary of the Syrian war
"That morning I had tried to hang myself. I had taken the silk cord of my mother's yellow bathrobe as soon as she left for work and in the amber shade of the bedroom fashioned it into a knot that slipped up and down on itself. It took me a long time to do this because I was poor at knots and had no idea how to make one..."
Labeled as “too short” or “not Arab enough,” Hussain said that the collection went beyond what was on the page, inspiring readers to explore what was unsaid and unwritten.
To celebrate International Women's Day, I put together a list of literary women who made a mark through their work, imagination, creativity, and dedication to the written word.
Books on how to be a badass woman.
It was too contrived. What could have been a promising book fell flat both in character portrayal and in plot.
I can't say I liked Helen, the main character, much.
Ahlan wa sahlan! Thank you for joining in with us in the Year of the Middle Eastern Reading Challenge (YMERC).
I loved the appendices and the examples they gave throughout the book, including the do-it-yourself ones where they give you a chance to test your skills and then explain their reasoning.