[📍Dropped pin] Precious Oman 

About one month ago, my friends and I decided to take a break from our routine and leave Kuwait for a few days. Where to? Oman! Only 2 hours aways from us, the most precious pearl of the Middle East was opening its arms to a bunch of girls looking for some peace and quiet.  Oman’s…

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Réparations ? Oui, mais bien sûr

Le 27 mai est une date importante pour moi. En tant qu’Antillaise, en tant que noire et en tant que descendante d’esclaves. Même si le 10 mai est la date choisie par le Gouvernement pour commémorer les abolitions de l’esclavage, le 27 mai reste mien. C’est l’histoire de MON île, de MES ancêtres quand bien même…

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Sometimes, it rains after midnight

She was born with a rare disease, thousands and thousands of needles surrounding her tiny baby heart as a hedge of thorns. “We can operate, said the doctors to her desperate parents. And so did they, removing one by one the minuscule needles threatening her heart.  “Alas we cannot take any further risks, they said.…

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Abide with me 

I’ve just put back Abide with me by Elizabeth Strout on my little bookshelf. It has been a very interesting experience. I have to say, if I read a lot, it’s not really the kind of fiction I usually enjoy. My feelings are quite mitigated, not because of the quality of the narrative nor Strout’s…

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Elif Shafak: The Architect of Love

I am a French literature lover. Really, I am. I’ve started reading at age 4 and never stopped since with an ever growing love for my native language. It has something magical to me, a poetry I couldn’t find anywhere else. Baudelaire and Duras are my ultimate favourites. But since I live in a place…

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[📍Dropped pin] Failaka Island 

If you’ve lived in Kuwait long enough, you know every adventure is one adventure to live. Upon spring’s return, my friends and I decided to go on a one-day trip to Failaka Island, 20 kilometres off the coast of Kuwait City. What is so special about Failaka Island? Well, first it’s the only inhabited island…

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