Tag Archives: Syria

Book Club Questions

Are you in a book club? If so, this is for you! My Dream for Dreams in the Medina is that it spark empathy and discussion about the beautiful diverse cultures of Syria. And I’ve been told that it actually … Continue reading

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Hunger Games and Syrian Children

This weekend, I watched the film Hunger Games. I know, I know, I arrived at that show a bit late. But I knew it would be intense viewing so I wanted to be prepared and a brutal sinus thingy ensured … Continue reading

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Engaging with Mourning

Dear fellow culturtwiners, I shudder at myself, allowing two months and ten days to pass since I last posted on CulturTwined! Someone as hooked on writing as me should never let so much time pass without writing anything, and I … Continue reading

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How can humanity…?

I was just looking through my twitter feed and learned about the bombing in Benghazi today. To be specific, a hospital in Benghazi. At least 2 children dead, they’re saying. But it’s hard for me to react the way such news … Continue reading

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Where in the world is Kati Woronka?

Why, in a charming little café in one of the most  – possibly THE most – magical city in the world. Where else would she be? Most of my blog readers are my friends and have followed my movements during … Continue reading

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Trauma squared

“Back when we lived in Homs, the kids would do art activities at school. They drew trees, birds, and pictures of other kids playing. Now, the kids I know still draw, but they draw guns, bombs and fighter jets.” Today … Continue reading

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Author interview over at Middle East Experience

I didn’t mean to, but hey, look at that… I took a break from CulturTwined this week! Every day, I put “BLOG!” on my “to-do” list (yes, I have one of those – do you?) and every day, I cut … Continue reading

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A bit of a rant: Bored to tears, waiting for the war to end!

A couple of days ago, I posted here about a lovely Syrian woman who I met. She was living as a refugee in Jordan and one of her biggest frustrations was that she and her daughters are bored out of … Continue reading

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Some more links from Syria

As has been the case for several months now, my culturtwining lens is focused primarily on Syria, so this week I’d like to once again share several interesting stories that have popped up in the media about Syria. These are … Continue reading

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Young men festering – Syrian refugees in Jordan

I had the opportunity to chat recently with someone who works with Syrian refugees. The project he works on provides meaningful educational and social activities for Syrian youth. To my amazement, he said that his largest concern is the young … Continue reading

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