Monthly Archives: May 2011

Rendezvous with Oprah

1986 is a year of great significance to me. It was the year when I started a new life in a new city Dubai, away from my war torn country Lebanon. It was the year when it became possible for … Continue reading

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Nevermore

It all started in grade 12 when I gave my book to a girl in my neighborhood. Prior to that, when I was a little girl growing up in a small village east of the Bekaa valley in Lebanon, there … Continue reading

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Don’t You Think It’s About Time To Change?

The news that author and publisher Carmen Callil withdrew from the judging panel of the Man Booker International prize over its decision to honor Philip Roth with the award, did not surprise me at all. Her reason was that “he … Continue reading

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Don’t Cheat With It

Did you watch Oprah’s interview with James Frey yesterday? Honestly, I don’t see the point of this interview and with two parts, the second part to be continued today. Maybe it’s just me. Two whole hours of James Frey when … Continue reading

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“What difference do it make if the thing you scared of is real or not?”

When I was a little girl, I wanted to become a teacher so badly. Every day after school I used to come home, wear my mom’s high heel shoes, arrange my dolls on my bed and pretend I was their … Continue reading

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Is This My Destiny?

Ever since I settled in Montreal four years ago, bad luck has been following me like my own shadow. I have had one misfortune after another and just when I think that it is over, it is not. And I … Continue reading

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It Was Just The Beginning

Mother’s day, May 8th 2011, Montreal. I am having coffee with my daughter. It is a beautiful day outside, sunny and warm. At last after what seemed like an endless cold and wet winter, we are able to go out … Continue reading

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