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Poetry

Thank you, marijuana

Didn’t know this myself until by smoking marijuana I’d entered    into it From my body hewed from   a man’s rib, a wing’ll hatch without me even knowing it– in the throat swords with their sharpness sunk in the…

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Reviews

Finding justice for Banaz

Review of Caroline Goode’s book “Honour: Achieving Justice for Banaz Mahmod“ When you think about the girls and young women you love – your daughter, your sister, your friend – take a moment to think about those girls growing up…

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Poetry

The threads of Eid

This year will be different We will smile at one another Through our hearts Intertwined, threaded Across miles and miles  Yet nearer still, our seeds Have never been as steadfast As the time we had to maneuver For parking Or…

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Opinions

COVID-19: Let’s talk about health inequality

A recent article on the BBC entitled ‘Ethnic Minorities ‘a third’ of COVID-19 Patients’ outlines the racial aspect of health inequalities within the UK. Similar articles have been published in other news outlets, including the Guardian and Al-Jazeera. This article provides a…

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Experiences

Locked down in Paris

Few people would ever have thought that one day we would all be facing a pandemic where we had to stay home in order not to get infected by an invisible monster called a coronavrius. Streets have become empty; stores…

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Poetry

Working class

I’m classed as an essential key worker But not in most peoples eyes I’m the lowest of the low How far can you really go? With that terminology To that place, you detest the most Cos you think its worthless…

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Opinions

Watch your tone

The sound of a woman hitting a nail firmly on the head A couple of days ago in Parliament, Rosena Allin-Khan, the newly appointed Shadow Minister for Mental Health, was told by Matt Hancock, Health Secretary, to ‘watch her tone’….

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Opinions

Feminists anonymous

A new wave of feminism is sweeping across the Arab region. A strong and unprecedented wave of feminist activism is inundating the Middle East and North Africa with the help of social media platforms, especially Twitter. Many accounts on Twitter…

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Opinions

How does COVID-19 affect women in Libya?

“Peace is not just the absence of war. Many women under lockdown for #COVID19 face violence where they should be safest: in their own homes. Today I appeal for peace in homes around the world. I urge all governments to put women’s…

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Poetry

Not your spice girl

I am more than spices, mango in the summer, cinnamon in the winter, cardamom to feel good, cloves for a cold There is so much more to my heritage than magic ingredients More than the saffron, the cumin, turmeric that…

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Inspirations

Zohra Begum Kazi 1912-2007

Be sincere to your noble profession – Zohra Begum Kazi Zohra Begum Kazi was the first Bengali Muslim woman to become a physician and surgeon. She established gynaecological and obstetric healthcare within the health system of Bangladesh at a time…

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Opinions

COVID-19: This is not a war

Words matter. The response to the novel coronavirus is not a war and the belligerent language used in relation to the Covid-19 pandemic could do more harm than good. The reasons are simple: the use of war metaphors, be it…

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