Shereen Malherbe

The wandering novelist


August 2016

Decoding the Stars: How I Determine My Book Ratings


I’ve Been Nominated for a Liebster Award

Horror: One Palestinian child has been killed by Israel every 3 days for the past 13 years — Uprootedpalestinians’s Blog

Source Official statistics from the Ministry of Information in Ramallah have revealed that 1,518 Palestinian children were killed by Israel’s occupation forces from the outbreak of the second Intifada in September 2000 up to April 2013. That’s the equivalent of... Continue Reading →

#Review: Jasmine Falling — Bird [Un]Caged

Jasmine Falling By: Shereen Malherbe This review was originally published on Muslimah Media Watch. Jasmine Falling by Muslimah Media Watch’s Shereen Malherbe recounts the story of Jasmine, a young English girl who, in order to receive her inheritance after her... Continue Reading →

a constant narrative of mine

a speck on earth

No amount of yearning can ever bring you back. I watch you, running, skipping, I call at you “Ta3alee!,”Where are you dear child? I hear you from behind a tree, giggling, your sound warms my heart. Your dimples make me want to give you all that is within me, all that I can reach around me. Gift it to you. You keep running and I run after you. Don’t run far love, how would I be able to catch you?

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Jasmine Falling book sale marks a new chapter

To celebrate Eid 2016 and a new chapter for me, Jasmine Falling is now on sale. After a time of celebration, recuperation and feeling re-inspired, I am now writing the sequel. Embarking on the second book in some ways is harder than the... Continue Reading →

Israel lures East Jerusalem schools to abandon Palestinian syllabus

Zero Tolerance

_6106_50 Palestinian school children walk to school in the Ras Khamis neighbourhood of east Jerusalem. TAW

Jerusalem – The Israeli Ministry of Edu­cation is offering millions of dollars to underfunded East Jerusalem schools to abandon the Palestinian Authority’s approved curriculum and switch to an Israeli syllabus.

The ministry in January said it would give more than $5 million to schools that teach the Is­raeli curriculum instead of the Pal­estinian Authority (PA) teaching plan. The extra funding will not be extended to schools using the PA curriculum, although the money is from a general budget meant to serve all East Jerusalem students regardless of what they study.

The Palestinian Authority de­scribed the plan, first reported by the Israeli daily Haaretz, as an outrage. Palestinian parents said it was a violation of students’ human rights and an attempt to create a future Palestinian generation with a “Zionist mind”.

“Israel wants to teach our…

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Powerful Writing Techniques

Mundus Media Ink


By Henry Herz

Take a moment, close your eyes, and recall a story that truly engaged you as a reader – one whose world and characters became completely real for you. Got one?

Now, take off your reader hat and don your analytical writer hat to think about what makes that story so captivating. What writing techniques did the author use to bring the story to life? Was it the wrenching appeal to your emotions, the vivid and brutal action scenes, or the high stakes facing a character? Mastering these and other storytelling methods is the key to writing your own engaging tale.

Just as a lion is the product of all the zebras it has eaten, a writer is the product of all the books he or she has read. Reading the works of skilled writers is a fabulous way to hone your craft and learn how to effectively…

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Book Review: Jasmine Falling

Jasmine Falling by Shereen Malherbe My rating: 5 of 5 stars     I found Jasmine Falling a beautiful work of art which was emotionally moving and will stay with me for some time to come. T… Source: Book Review:... Continue Reading →

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