Monthly Archives: February 2011

Not in the Middle East…

How many times can people flee their country for safety? 24 Feb 2011, as I watch the news in my Montreal home, and I see civilians from Libya crossing on foot, carrying whatever possible of their belongings in their hands, … Continue reading

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Home Away From Home

When I was a little girl in elementary school, I used to accompany my father to downtown Beirut on his business trips. After he’d finished his work, he would either take me to what seemed to me to be the … Continue reading

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Which side of the Atlantic do I belong to?

Dorothea Brande in her Becoming A Writer writes; “It is not by weighing, balancing, trimming, expanding with conscious intention, that an excellent piece of art is born. It takes its shape and has its origin outside the region of conscious … Continue reading

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Reality or Simply a Mirage?

I read with interest the article, CNN ‘beirut 39′ about the future of writers from the Arab world, and how according to Bill Swanson of Bloomsbury Publishing, within the next 5 to 10 years there is going to be an … Continue reading

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Pity The Civilians

In my book The Lost I, in the last chapter, Nayla, the key character, is sad to flee her country. “She had left her friends there in the West; her closest friend, with whom she had shared the worst moments … Continue reading

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