A quick disclaimer, this article is actually not what the title claims it to be. It's more about becoming a writer in Saudi Arabia, and that has so much to do with my reading journey. (Maybe I will do a post on what being a reader in Saudi Arabia is like - it's a subject … Continue reading On Reading in Saudi Arabia and Diversity
I'll begin my admitting I'm instantly attracted to books that have cities or larger locations as their central theme, or books where a city lends quality/character to the story. I love New York novels (The Ramblers and A Little Life, to name a couple), and I love London novels (Neverwhere and Mrs Dalloway). So when … Continue reading Book Review: West Virginia by Joe Halstead
Love the tips here! Thank you Josephine!
I'm back after my prolonged hiatus with an author interview. Before we begin, I must tell you that Diana T. Scott was one of the first authors to send me her books to review on my Instagram blog @sumaiyya.books Diana's books will always be memorable for that reason amongst others. I enjoyed reading Our Demons, Best … Continue reading BLOG TOUR: Interview + Giveaway with Author Diana T. Scott
waves of chill here's the strange thing the wicked thing about living within yourself alone a place that is used to the voice that belongs to a single person solitary the space that is brimming with the leftovers of a worried life a decaying existence I shiver in the heat because I … Continue reading Alone with my Voice – A Poem
I recently finished reading Bänoo Zan's poetry collection titled Songs of Exile. I've rated it 4.5/5 stars! Zan is a poet from Iran who settled in Canada in 2010. It took her a while to adjust to her new environment and she ended up exploring the literary circles and eventually started her own Shab-e-Sher (Poetry … Continue reading Poetry Book Review: Songs of Exile by Bänoo Zan
I enjoy writing poems but like most of my other writings I've learned to hide them, sweep them under the rug, store them in a box behind the bookshelf. But I thought I'd try to change that by sharing one of my least favourite poems that I've written. I was taking a look at all … Continue reading Your Life and Mine – a Poem