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Book Nomad: Reading the World

Dec 21, 2020

On this journey, I'm joined by Safiya as we discuss

  • how the theme of motherhood appears in literature;
  • the motherhood vs career dichotomy;
  • motherhood as a role within a social support system;
  • expectations of worship from and for mothers.

For a list of all the books mentioned, go to the post for this episode on the...


Sep 23, 2020

On this journey, I’m joined by Safiya as we discuss
  • What we can learn when we consider the impact of events across generations;
  • Taking an intimate look at history;
  • Popularity and book descriptions.

For a list of all the books mentioned, go to the post for this episode on the website: 


Aug 9, 2020

On this journey, I’m joined by Leïla, Noor and Assia as we discuss
  • What effect does reading upsetting content have on us?
  • Should books have content warnings?
  • Why do we read such books or scenes? Is it beneficial?

 

For a list of all the books mentioned, go to the post for this episode on the website: 


Jun 3, 2020

On this journey, I’m joined by Alia and Safiya as we discuss
  • Reading iconic poems in translation
  • Literature as second-hand experience of traumatic and painful events
  • Memory and connection in Palestinian writing and experience
  • Establishing justice as a fundamental purpose in Palestine and the world
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May 6, 2020

On this journey, I’m joined by Safiya as we discuss
  • What makes a book a “light read”? Does this reflect on quality?
  • Do we find more light books in some cultures or regions than others?
  • Is escapism a desirable purpose in reading “light” books?

 

For a list of all the books mentioned, go to the post for...