Features & literary essays

Speaking in Mother Tongues (New York Times)
I was determined to teach my son my native Arabic. But raising a truly bilingual child takes a village, I learned

The Invisible Walls, A Meditation on Work and Being (The Markaz Review)
In which an Arab translator and writer reflects on her work experiences at home and abroad, and on the meaning of everything in a time when much confusion reigns

Teaching Arabic to kids: How families are putting the fun back into reading (Middle East Eye)
With taught classical Arabic not spoken in informal conversation, language learning can be a challenge, not least for young children

Return to Kuwait (Al Jazeera English)
Twenty years after Iraq’s invasion, former classmates dispersed by the war reunite

Your Wish is My Command: Deena Mohamed’s fantasy tale of desperate desire (Middle East Eye)
Set in an alternate reality of modern-day Egypt, the author’s debut graphic novel is set in a world where even the most unconceivable wishes may be granted

‘I sort of broke English’(Middle East Eye)
Zeina Hashem Beck on protests in Lebanon and living on the edge of language and home

How a movie star (and my mother) made me a feminist (Middle East Eye)
Egyptian film actress Magda al-Sabahy left a legacy of strong female roles that still resonate today

Cambridge’s burgeoning Muslim community to benefit from eco-mosque
(Environment Journal)
A new ‘eco’ mosque in Cambridge hosted its first morning prayers — it’s a unique building with world-class environmental credentials and hopes to better serve the city’s burgeoning Muslim community

The Art of War
Q&A with Syrian storytellers Nadine & Soudade Kaadan
(Trix magazine, issue 1)

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