War is not my Language – الحربُ ليست لُغتي

I wrote the War is not my Language الحربُ ليست لُغتي poem on 19 July 2014, during the military attack on Gaza, accompanied by a small photography project. Today, I decided to make my first attempt at spoken word, recorded it and uploaded it to Soundcloud. You can listen to it here: War is not myContinue reading “War is not my Language – الحربُ ليست لُغتي”

“Six Weeks – The Summer of 2006” in Verity La Literary Magazine

‘How the hell do you hold things together when all of a sudden you have to free hours upon hours every day to take care of your disabled mother? And now this stupid war. How do you make room in your life for a war?’ Nairouz, a Palestinian woman from Haifa in her 40s, hasContinue reading ““Six Weeks – The Summer of 2006” in Verity La Literary Magazine”

“Six Weeks – Summer of 2006” work-in-progress

another excerpt from “Six Weeks,” current work-in-progress. To read previous excerpts from this work: (1) Part one (2) Part two In the next few months, a longer piece will appear in the online literary journal Verity La. Week Three It takes me more than ten minutes to open the door. I insert the key andContinue reading ““Six Weeks – Summer of 2006” work-in-progress”

Six Weeks – work in progress.

Second excerpt from “Six Weeks” I wake up to the muted howling of the siren. I open my eyes and, for a few seconds, my mind is a complete blank. Then I jerk up into sitting position, grabbing my phone from the bedside table. The phone is blinking with four unanswered calls. 9:47. Shit. Shit,Continue reading “Six Weeks – work in progress.”

“Conflict Zone Date” – in Consequence Maganize

“Hey, Arab! Get your dirty hands off our sister!” A fragment from my short story, “Conflict Zone Date,” published in the Spring 2016 issue of Consequence Magazine: an international literary magazine focusing on the culture of war. Saleh parks the car in one of the side streets in the Check Post area on the outskirtsContinue reading ““Conflict Zone Date” – in Consequence Maganize”

“Six Weeks” – work in progress

Sharing the first fragment from a new novel-in-progress, with the initial title of “Six Weeks.” Nairouz, a Palestinian woman from Haifa in her 40s, has to make room in her too-busy life, to care for her disabled mother for six weeks, when the Second Lebanon War starts in July 2006. The novel follows her lifeContinue reading ““Six Weeks” – work in progress”