Telling stories on the page...
I began writing before I knew how to write (my childhood stories attest.) When I was about eight years old, my father put me on a podium at the university in front of the student body to recite my first poem (الزهره: The Flower.) That fed both my love for writing and performing.
I began with poems and short pros in Arabic and then English. With the years, I moved on to plays and articles and most recently longer stories forming into books. Most of what I recently write is in English. I have also begun writing in Dutch – even though I am far from mastering the language…
Work in progress (English & Nederlands)
- Bint Ibrahim :Daughter of Abraham – in English with Arabic spice.
- Kat op een Venloos dak: a fabel in Dutch
Fabels in het Nederlands
“De Paardenbloemkamer” In het boek: 4321… Lees: Verdwalen in Verhalen. Redactie Willebord de Winter. (2017)
The Butterfly that persisted. A short play for Climate Change Theatre Action, 2019.
In the Lost and Found: حقيبه حمراء. A bilingual monodrama. English and Arabic. Winner of the Etel Adnan playwrights award 2011. A translation in Polish is published in Dialog magazine.
Tella Tale: My Voice My story: A training manual to use Applied Theatre as a tool to address Human Rights issues and Women’s rights. (2012) University of Jordan Press (co-written with Dr Fadi Skieker.)
“Aat & The Apple Peel” Min Fami: Arab Feminist Reflections on Identity, Space and Resistance. Ghadeer Malek and Ghaida Moussa (2014)
“Bedouin Dream Traditions” (2012) Encyclopedia of Sleep and DreamsD. Barrett and P. McNamara, Santa Barbara, CA: Greenwood Publishers.
“The Jinn: Companion in the Realm of Dreams and Imagination” (2009) Dreaming in Christianity and Islam: Culture, Conflict, and Creativity. Adams, Bulkeley & Davis. Rutgers University Press.
“The Typical Dreams of Jordanian College Students” [co-written with Kelly Bulkeley] (2009) Dreaming in Christianity and Islam: Culture, Conflict, and Creativity. Adams, Bulkeley & Davis. Rutgers University Press.
Several Arabic articles for the online paper 7iber.com, and Dream Jordan magazine (print)
Article in dutch for De Limburger (newspaper) 2018.