Quotes: A Woman Is No Man – Part 2

She couldn’t remember the last time she had cradled her children with joy, not merely out of a sense of obligation. Her emotions seesawed constantly : anger, resentment, shame, despair. Maybe she could become a better mother with time. Maybe motherhood was something that grew on you, an acquired taste. Fear has a way of…

Quotes: A Woman Is No Man – Part 1

I did not know I was mute until years later when I opened my mouth to ask for what I wanted and realised no one could hear me. Where I come from, voicelessness is the condition of my gender, as normal as the bosoms on a woman’s chest, as necessary as the next generation growing…

10 Tasks: Connecting With Others For Better Mental Health

Being connected to others has become so vital in this new age of coronavirus, but it’s been so difficult to try and find my own soul on some days — how am I supposed to help others lift their spirits up? The answer is you don’t have to. You don’t have to be responsible for…

Book Review: A Woman Is No Man – Etaf Rum

Synopsis: PALESTINE, 1990 Seventeen-year-old Isra prefers reading books to entertaining suitors her father has chosen for her. Over the course of a week, the naive and dreamy girl finds herself quickly betrothed and married, and is soon living in Brooklyn. There Isra struggles to adapt to the expectations of her oppressive mother-in-law Fareeda and strange…

EOB #2: What Got Me Where I Am Today

We are on the second post of my Evaluations Of a Bibliophile (EOB) Series, and today’s post is inspired by the thought “What Got Me Where I Am Today” where I’m writing about 5 things I believe helped me be who I am at present. I’ve always learnt from my past and looked forward to…