Tell Me Little Soldier Boy

Tell me Little Soldier Boy; Are you proud of what you’ve accomplished? Are you proud of the sight, Of people lying still and cold? Silenced by your hands, Silenced by my voice? I ask you Little Soldier Boy; Are you happy with your lives deeds? Are you happy with the tears you have brought, Upon […]

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Data Retention: Really the Solution?

In the last few months, a new law has been proposed by the Australian Government. This law, called the ‘Data Retention Policy’, has been created in the name of preventing terrorism on Australian soil. I’m unsure as to the logic behind this proposal. The fact is; it has been nearly 30 years since a fatal […]

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Author Interview

This week I have an interview I did over at 21st Century Muslimah to share. I hope you find it beneficial. 1. What inspired you to write WTNT? I would love to say that it was one particular moment in my life that was the ‘light bulb moment’ but I have to admit that it […]

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That’s Not Me! Misrepresentation in the Australian Media.

A few weeks ago I was walking through Target in the Westfield Carousel shopping centre with my sisters, searching for a gift for my little brother. Ramadan, the Islamic month of fasting, was just a few days away from ending. Kids were starting to count the nights to Eid, the Islamic equivalent of Christmas. I […]

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Whispers and War

The sky is silent, the tree line still The people gather, drawn by the promise of battle’s thrill You stand aside, and are seen as strange But unlike them all, you see the true exchange The promises of the whispers are near impossible to evade. — The stars glisten, promises of long ago To others, […]

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First World Problems

First World Problems are problems that aren’t really problems. For example, when you can’t decide what flavour ice-cream you want to eat, or what shirt to wear, or which movie you want to go see at the cinema… these are all First World Problems. They are not a matter of life and death; they are […]

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New Blog Schedule!

To ensure regular and interesting posts, I have decided to create a blog schedule resulting in a new post every week. The schedule will go as such: Every alternating Saturday (starting this week) there will be an update post, commenting on various world events/happenings.   Every other Saturday there will be a creative post. For […]

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1st Anniversary Giveaway Results

The deadline to the 1st anniversary giveaway is here. Thank you to all who entered. — The winners: 1st prize: Sara 2nd prize: Under_The_Mushroom 3rd prize: Khadija R.  — The winner gets a signed paperback copy of When There’s No Tomorrow. The two runner-ups will get an e-book version in a format of their choosing. […]

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When There’s No Tomorrow Giveaway!

A year ago today, When There’s no Tomorrow was officially published.  As such, I am announcing a 1st anniversary giveaway. The details as as follows: To enter the giveaway, simply do one or more from the list below: Follow this blog or join my mailing list (as can be done at the top right of […]

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Humour Writing

Humour is not something I ever thought I would enjoy writing. My natural writing genres are much more dark and serious. However, in my current university unit I’m learning about different techniques of humour writing and I’m quite enjoying it. In particular; satire, sarcasm and absurd/nonsensical humour intrigues me. I’m finding that it’s starting to […]

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