sister-hood is an award-winning digital magazine spotlighting the diverse voices of women of Muslim heritage.

Author

Kenza Saadi

Kenza Saadi holds a BA from Cornell University and a PhD from Columbia University. Among other activities, she worked in the humanitarian field in war zones. Mother of a nine year old, she now lectures on ethics and publishes poetry.
Experiences

Kaka Ibrahim

It was early November; a cold and rainy day in Mazar-e-Sharif. The family was heading to the house of Kaka (Uncle) Ibrahim to celebrate the Eid. As we drove, the rain grew heavier and colder, while the mud on the…

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Opinions

The beleaguered fortress

For the past week or so, I have been immersed in Bertrand Russell‘s writings. I do that often. I find what he writes comforting as violence spins out of control in so many parts of the world: some very close…

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Opinions

Failing our children

From the latest UNICEF report: Today, 50 million children have had to leave their homes because of conflict; One in 200 refugees in the world is a child; There are twice as many children refugees in 2015 than they were…

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Experiences

Kaka Karim: a true story

In a small village of Sar-e Pol Province in northern Afghanistan, lives a most gentle and quiet man: Kaka (Uncle) Karim. A river passes through the village, sometimes quiet, sometimes tumultuous, a reflection of the country’s history. The village has…

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Opinions

The language of peace

I woke up this morning to the news that four hospitals and a blood bank had been hit in Aleppo, Syria. I woke up yesterday to the news of a massive explosion in Kabul. I woke up the day before……

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Poetry

Change your perspective

You know how they say love is a trap. You fall in love. So yes, in this case it is. And you can only get out of it with the keys of tears. I am here to propose something different….

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Opinions

Art as hope

I was really sad to hear about the death of the great Qawwali singer Amjad Fareed Sabri (b.1976) a few days ago. As so many obituaries and social comments following the murder insisted: ‘The Taliban may have killed Amjad Sabri,…

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Opinions

Who is listening?

The alarm goes off on my mobile phone and I touch ‘stop.’ I pick it up. I hesitate. Do I check the headlines? Do I gently touch the square? Should I? Can’t it wait? Assailed so early in the morning……

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