What I Left Behind Me (Shaza Mustafa) Review

What I Left Behind Me (Shaza Mustafa) Review

How I came by What I Left Behind Me I came across this book in Lebanon late last year, while I was at Antoine bookstore in Hamra, looking for contemporary women authors. I couldn’t bring it back with me to Sydney when I returned because I had too much luggage on...
A Month In Sienna (Hisham Matar) Review

A Month In Sienna (Hisham Matar) Review

How I came by A Month in Sienna My father bought the short book from Gleebooks and gave it to me as a gift. I hadn’t heard about it, but nevertheless, reading Hisham Matar is always a treat. Readability Reading Hisham Matar is often like drifting through a dream...
Light Musings

Light Musings

In the past few days, or weeks, the world has been a soul sucking place. I could make the argument that it’s like that all the time – but I won’t. With media outlets capitalising on fear, panic, and sheer hysteria, our lives (and especially plans for...
Brisk Cafe: Beirut In The Month Of August

Brisk Cafe: Beirut In The Month Of August

This week I’m posting a piece I wrote back in 2014 on an extremely warm, humid evening in Hamra, Beirut. This piece brings a smile to my face and I realise that while much has changed, much remains the same....