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Shereen Malherbe

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Shereen Malherbe

Shereen Malherbe is a writer & author. Her novel, Jasmine Falling has been voted as one of the top Best Books by Muslim women. She also writes for Muslimah Media Watch about the representation of Muslim women in the media and pop culture. Shereen has appeared on British Muslim TV and the Islam Channel to talk about the representation of Muslim women in western media and currents topics such as Islamophobia. Shereen is a member of The Media Diversified Experts Directory. She is currently working on her second novel, due to be published in 2019 by Beacon Books.

The Award-winning Palestinian YA Novel Written in Prison

An inspiring post from ArabLit on a Palestinian prisoners YA book, woven with the harsh realities of occupied life. I had to reshare this. Thank you again, ArabLit.

ArabLit

The book that won the 2018 Etisalat Award for Arabic Children’s Literature in the Young Adult category, The Oil’s Secret Tale, was written by Palestinian author Walid Daqqa, who was sentenced to life in prison in 1986 and has served more than three decades:

By Hend Saeed

Palestinian author Walid Daqqa was born in the town of Baqa Al Gharbiyeh in 1961.

When he was 23 years old, in 1986, Daqqa helped plan an operation that resulted in the kidnapping and death of an Israeli soldier. Two years later, at the age of 25, he was sentenced to life in prison. He has thus far served 32 years of his sentence, which makes him among the longest-serving prisoners in the Israeli system.

While in in prison, Daqqa has both gotten married and studied towards his Master’s in political science. He’s published a number of studies and articles, as well…

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Revisiting why I wrote Jasmine Falling

Hi all, As you know, I am back online after a two year hiatus and I return with exciting news about the upcoming publication of my second novel, The Tower. Beacon Books will be publishing my second book in April and... Continue Reading →

The Tower. Out Soon!

The Tower is Shereen Malherbe's second novel, due out in April 2019, published by Beacon Books. Book summary: Reem is a Syrian refugee who has arrived in London, trying to discover the whereabouts of her 10-year old brother, Adar. Obsessed... Continue Reading →

Haunted

Dear readers, I have recently announced that my short stories will be available for free via my website. If you visit my homepage, you can scroll through the posted ones and choose any that take your fancy. Let me know... Continue Reading →

Exciting News

Dear readers, I am pleased to announce that my latest novel will be published by Beacon Books this coming year. I am looking forward to sharing this journey with you. Soon the title and book cover will be revealed and... Continue Reading →

Ayesha

I remembered the day I cracked. It was Sunday 11th September, the first day of term. I was in my kitchen scrubbing clean pans with the window ajar. The sound of bristles scraping on empty pans was interrupted by the... Continue Reading →

We bought white lilies

An excerpt from a memoir piece. TW: Loss, cancer I will always remember that summer when us three girls were on the brink of turning nineteen. Every summer, our houses would be surrounded by fields full of rapeseed with its... Continue Reading →

Into the Borneo Rainforest

Sabah, Borneo. A wooden boardwalk weaved through the 130 million-year-old rainforest that grew down to the coast on the South China Sea in Sarawak, Borneo. Dense jungle trapped the moisture in the air. Under the rainforest canopy as we walked... Continue Reading →

Reflections at an English tea house in Borneo

At an English Tearoom, Sabah ,Borneo. The Agnes Keith house sits on a hill in Sabah Borneo. Agnes was an American author who married the British Conservator of the Forests and lived in Borneo in 1936. Their old house is... Continue Reading →

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