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A Summary of the Past Decade’s Emotional Rollercoaster

Here's an attempt to summarise the past decade's emotional rollercoaster. In 2009, I was living in the city that never sleeps. Moving to Cairo was the best decision of my life, despite the fact that everyone told me I was crazy to quit a great job in DC and move without one.  But something told… Continue reading A Summary of the Past Decade’s Emotional Rollercoaster

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A hug, please?

First published in laformoisie . In her high pitched toddler voice, my daughter asked: “A-maan?” as she pointed to a photograph above our dining table. “Aywa habeebati, that’s Yemen,” I nodded and then planted five wet kisses on each cheek. In that moment I felt pride akin to someone watching her child graduate. However a moment later, she… Continue reading A hug, please?