Cover Reveal for my latest novel, The Land Beneath the Light ‘A Palestinian reimagining of Jane Eyre.’ Book Summary: From her rural farmhouse at the bottom of the hilltop surrounded by the Occupation, Khadija’s life changes forever when the shadows descend causing destruction in her village. In the wake of upheaval and ruin, Khadija drawsContinue reading “The Land Beneath the Light”
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”
Republished from Muslimah Media Watch: Jasmine Falling by Muslimah Media Watch’s very own Shereen Malherbe recounts the story of Jasmine, a young English girl who, in order to receive her inheritance after her mother dies, searches for her father in his native Palestine and winds up discovering not only the family she left behind, butContinue reading “Muslimah Media Watch Book Review: Jasmine Falling”
My appearance on the BelAhdan Show with Ahmed Tharwat, I discuss how my visit to Palestine inspired me to write my debut novel, Jasmine Falling.
This is the second part of our conversation on dejabbing or removing hijab. Read the discussion from Muslimah Media Watch here.
‘The Toronto Star recently had an article interviewing four women about their “dejabbing” experiences. The title is “Why we stopped wearing the hijab.” However, the seemingly simple notion of removing the headscarf is acknowledged to be a complicated process. The article explains that “From safety to spirituality, each woman has her own reasons” for no longer wearingContinue reading “A Roundtable on Dejabbing Part 1, by Muslimah Media Watch”
‘…women are still predominantly judged based on their appearances over their abilities- factors which could be a more disturbing indicator of why Muslim women seek alternative ways to fit in with society.’ Muslimah Media Watch article, ‘Is the rise of European fashion based on conformity & fear? by Shereen Malherbe.
‘Often our viewpoint is given by those outside of the group and associated with negative connotations or images of oppression. The spending power of young Muslim women is beginning to start a trickle of representation, but we aren’t anywhere near mainstream markets for fashion, books or films.’ An article for Muslimah Media Watch by ShereenContinue reading “Is H&M’s first Muslim model a positive move into the mainstream?”