Recently I received the news that I have successfully completed my sixth semester at Tripoli University's department of Linguistics, which should be fantastic, I should probably be ecstatic as this puts me a year away from graduation. Except I am not! Such news ought be accompanied with a small sense of achievement, some sort of … Continue reading The oxymoron that is Libyan Education
My friends love to remind me of how ranty I get when the subject of women or feminism come up, however it is hardly my fault when there are so many triggers present around me. The truth is that the way women are viewed frustrates me, just a while back a friend sent me a … Continue reading Ramadan rants
I have been teaching English for a while now, and I can obviously see the high demand for private course and tutoring in this particular subject. However, what I never saw was any interest in Writing, or even scarcer, Creative writing. It seems like we all want to learn English and become fluent in speaking … Continue reading Creative writing in Libya
With the amount of depressing news we see in the MENA region, one would think the media would jump at a change of moods and perhaps focus on a good story here and there, however, the media remains fixated on misery which only encourages misunderstandings and ignorance. For example, leave Libya for one of the … Continue reading Maghreb Youth Forum (MYF 2521) 2016
"Why on earth did you come back? " A question any Libyan who has spent a considerable amount of time outside Libya will get asked upon returning. Besides actual legal restraints such as visas, residencies, and finances, there is a reason why people return here. Now living in Libya for a life time or … Continue reading “Why did you come back?”
Blogging has so far been an area where I have failed miserably! I attempted to start blogging about three times and completely gave up on it twice! This is my third time trying and I am keeping my fingers crossed. The name of the blog is simple, journaliyaat! Journal, an English word and "yaat" an … Continue reading My Achilles Heel!