The OU helped me to become a published author.

Published by the Open University. Read the full article here. “I always dreamed of becoming an author,” says OU graduate Shereen. “But it wasn’t something I realised again until I had taken time off from my banking career.”Shereen had been working in London’s Canary Wharf when she met her husband and took some time off toContinue reading “The OU helped me to become a published author.”

Returning…with a different view

Hello everyone, I’m returning to the world of living, also known as social media! After a two year hiatus, and becoming an almost  English Literature graduate (Summer 2019), I am ready to begin sharing my stories and travels with you again. To find out what direction I was heading in, I needed a break offline to work out what thatContinue reading “Returning…with a different view”

Jasmine Falling books are donated to schools & universities in Palestine

This summer, a stack of my books are being distributed back to the country and people who inspired me to write it. This novel was written with the sole purpose of sharing an alternative narrative and capturing Palestine as I experienced it. Roaming around the old City of Jerusalem, my husband and I found maps beingContinue reading “Jasmine Falling books are donated to schools & universities in Palestine”

Book Review: Nevien Shaabneh’s ‘Secrets Under the Olive Tree’

‘This week, I am excited to write about Secrets Under the Olive Tree, a book about a Palestinian-American girl written by a female Palestinian-American author. As a passionate champion of diverse narratives, I think it is incredibly important to have narratives by writers who belong to the communities they are depicting. I believe this addsContinue reading “Book Review: Nevien Shaabneh’s ‘Secrets Under the Olive Tree’”