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On Hiatus

Hi all, following the cancellation of my July 2019 events, I wanted to share with you that I will be offline earlier than expected. Apologies for any inconvenience but due to unforeseen circumstances, it is better for me & bump... Continue Reading →

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July Event IHRC Bookshop, London

Happy Friday all! Please see attached venue details for my next July Event. Hosted by the IHRC Bookshop, Wembley, London. You are cordially invited to my author evening, where I will be discussing my new novel, The Tower. Tickets are... Continue Reading →

@TheBookslamist ‘The Tower’ Review

For those of you who don't follow @Thebookslamist on Instagram or Twitter, here is their latest review. "Ramadan 2017 was transformatory for me. I wrote , 'A Virtue of Disobedience' at night and in these hours the world was speaking... Continue Reading →

Happy Publication Day- The Tower

Hi all, The big day is finally here! The Tower, my second novel is now officially available to buy worldwide. Advanced reader reviewers have begun to post their reviews via Goodreads. Here is a sample of a few. "I’ll be frank: The... Continue Reading →

The Tower- Available to pre-order now

Hi all, My second contemporary fiction novel, entitled, The Tower  set in London, UK, is now available to pre-order! Beacon Books will be publishing the novel on April 17 2019. Follow me for more updates and Monday's exciting cover reveal!... Continue Reading →

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 →

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 →

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