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This is a list of all my publications.

For samples of my writing (with links) go here. You can even explore some of my writing galleries in my online exhibition in here.

NONFICTION

  • “Kuwait’s ‘Anglowaiti’ Music Scene” (Article) in: Fanack Chronicle of the Middle East & North Africa, August 25, 2017.
  • “Muhammad ibn al-Dheeb al-Ajami, Qatar’s Persecuted Poet” (Article) in: Fanack Chronicle of the Middle East & North Africa, October 19, 2016.
  • “‘Be Strong’ bid to achieve gender equality: Girls … Go for it” (Article) in: Arab Times, October 31, 2016, page 8.
  • “Qatar’s Massive Strides in Women’s Sports” (Article) in: Fanack Chronicle of the Middle East & North Africa, June 1, 2016.
  • “Is Gender Equality an Oxymoron?” (Article) in: Economic and Political Weekly, April 30, 2016.
  • “There’s only One Andrea Gibson” (Article) in: The Operating System, April 17, 2016.
  • “The UAE Between Geo-Political Dangers and Happiness” (Article) in: Fanack Chronicle of the Middle East & North Africa, March 10, 2016.
  • “You’re doing it again Kuwait, Demolishing Bayt Lothan to Build a Mall in its Place?” (Article) in: Arab Times, February 23, 2016, page 3.
  • “From Fencing Champion to Gender-Equality Activist: Kuwait’s Balsam Al-Ayoub” (Article) in: Fanack Chronicle of the Middle East & North Africa, February 24th/25th, 2016.
  • “Believing is Seeing” (Article) in: Economic and Political Weekly, August 15, 2015, pages 86-87.
  • “A Police State is Not the Answer” (Article) in: Arab Times, June 28, 2015, page 8.
  • “Writing is More Than Style or Grammar” (Article) in: CityPages, April 2015, page 86.
  • “Breaking the Deadlock: Thinking about Identity in Anglowaiti Literature” (Article) in: CityPages, March 2015, page 88.
  • “Art as Commodity” (Article) in: Economic and Political Weekly, February 21, 2015, page 77.
  • “Lessons Learned, or, Failing to Perform in Front of an Audience” (Article) in: CityPages, February 2015, page 110.
  • “#5 On Audience, or Who, How, and Why to Write for Certain Readers: 5 Things to Keep in Mind when Writing in English in the Arab World” (Article) in: CityPages, January 2015, page 118.
  • “#4 How and Why to Write in Genres: 5 Things to Keep in Mind when Writing in English in the Arab World” (Article) in: CityPages, December 2014, page 120.
  • “#3 How to ‘Discover’ Your Writing Voice: 5 Things to Keep in Mind when Writing in English in the Arab World” (Article) in: CityPages, November 2014, page 146.
  • “A Vehicle of Escape” (Article) in: Economic and Political Weekly, November 01, 2014, pages 118-119.
  • “#2 How to Use the English Language: 5 Things to Keep in Mind when Writing in English in the Arab World” (Article) in: CityPages, October 2014, pages 104-105.
  • “The Ugly Struggle” (Article) in: Economic and Political Weekly, September 20, 2014, pages 85-86.
  • “#1 How to Generate Relevant Writing Ideas: 5 Things to Keep in Mind when Writing in English in the Arab World” (Article) in: CityPages, September 2014, page 94.
  • “Memory, Writing, and Brain Archaeology” (Article) in: CityPages, August 2014, page 78.
  • “Mai Al-Nakib’s The Hidden Light of Objects” (Article) in: Khaleejesque, The Adventure Issue – Jul/Aug/Sept 2014 #11, pages 87-88.
  • “A Method to My Madness” (Article) in: Economic and Political Weekly, June 14, 2014, pages 1-2.
  • “Why I Write in English” (Article) in: Economic and Political Weekly, April 19, 2014, page 76.
  • “The Hidden Light of Objects (with Mai Al-Nakib)” (Interview) in: Kuwait Times, Friday Times, March 28, 2014, page 9.
  • “A Letter to ‘Anglowaiti’ Writers” (Article) in: Kuwait Times, Friday Times, September 06, 2013, page 2.
  • “The History Behind the Names of Today’s Major Cities” (Article) in: Khaleejesque, The Travel Issue – Jul/Aug/Sept 2013 #7, pages 32-33.
  • “Anglowaiti writer explains her trade” (Article) in: Kuwait Times, Friday Times, May 30, 2013.
  • “Fame in the Adriatic” (Article) in: EEK! #2, May 16, 2013, pages 13-16.
  • “An Unincorporated Discussion – Exclusive Interview: Dani and Eytan Kollin, Siblings and Co-authors of the Award-Winning Saga The Unincorporated Man, Discuss Their Series” (Interview) in: bazaar, November 2012, pages 66-67.
  • “Dani and Eytan Kollin” (Interview) in: Khaleejesque, The People Issue – Oct/Nov/Dec 2012 #4, pages 150-151.
  • “Jumana Al-Awadhi – The Female Leader of Kuwait’s Organic Revolution” (Article) in en.v, September 05, 2012.
  • “Every Child Deserves a Home: Zeina Al-Sultan Unveils the Truths Behind Adoption in Kuwait” (Article) in: en.v, August 27, 2012.
  • “Rebuilding the Kuwaiti Dream One Mess at a Time: Subbiya’s ‘Silk City’” (Article) in: en.v, August 16, 2012.
  • “In Civic Responsibility We Trust: Can Deera Save the Welfare State?” (Article) in: en.v, July 11, 2012.
  • “Speaking Truth to Abuse: The Social Work Society of Kuwait” (Article) in: en.v, May 30, 2012.
  • “Make the Right Choice: Elham Al-Hamdan and Fawzia Sultan Rehabilitation Institute” (Article) in: en.v, May 03, 2012.
  • “A Hope Specialist: How Rana Al-Omani Rejected the Daytime Job and Seized the Present” (Article) in: en.v, February 12, 2012.
  • “Investing in Kuwait’s Future” (Article) in: en.v, January 22, 2012.
  • “Lessons from Literary History” (Article) in: bazaar #154, November 2011, page 82.
  • “Pecha Kucha Night #4: The Highs and Lows” (Article) in: bazaar #135, February 2010.
  • “New Year’s Resolutions” (Article) in: bazaar #134, January 2010.
  • “Words and their Histories” (Article) in: UniQue #30, January 2010, pages 34-35.
  • “Definitely DIFFrent: Meqdad Al-Koot’s Banana” (Article) in: bazaar #133, December 2009.
  • “Nada Enchanted: Pecha Kucha Night #3” (Article) in: bazaar #133, December 2009.
  • “Q&A with Gail Carriger, author of The Parasol Protectorate series” (Interview) in: Kuwait Times, Friday Times, November 27, 2009, page 36.
  • “One-on-One with Dani Kollin, co-author of sci-fi sensation The Unincorporated Man” (Interview) in: Kuwait Times, Friday Times, November 20, 2009, page 36.
  • “Kuwait in Paint” (Article) in: bazaar #132, November 2009.
  • “New-fangled Books for Bloodthirsty Readers” (Article) in: bazaar #132, November 2009.

FICTION

  • “A Rustling Within: My Destiny as a Belly Dancer” (Short) in: Jaffat Al-Aqlam, October 23, 2016.
  • “Memoir, Chapter One: My Destiny as a Belly Dancer” (Short) in: CityPages, August 2014, page 79.
  • “The Black Cat” (Short) in: CityPages, March 2014, pages 102-103.
  • “When He is Either A True Friend or A Downright Enemy” (Serial) Chapter Twelve of Fame in the Adriatic in: CityPages, Februry 2014, pages 86-87.
  • “Bound by the Benefits they Confer as much as by those they Receive” (Serial) Chapter Eleven of Twelve of Fame in the Adriatic in: CityPages, January 2014, pages 76-77.
  • “Seasoning The Dinner” (Serial) Chapter Ten of Twelve of Fame in the Adriatic in: CityPages, December 2013, pages 64-65.
  • “The Malady Has Become Incurable” (Serial) Chapter Nine of Twelve of Fame in the Adriatic in: CityPages, November 2013, pages 108-109.
  • “Does Not Communicate His Designs to Anyone” (Serial) Chapter Eight of Twelve of Fame in the Adriatic in: CityPages, October 2013, pages 84-85.
  • “More Enslaved than the Hebrews” (Serial) Chapter Seven of Fame in the Adriatic in: CityPages, September 2013, pages 100-101.
  • “All Yield Obedience to Others” (Serial) Chapter Six of Twelve of Fame in the Adriatic in: CityPages, August 2013, pages 64-65.
  • “He Can Support Himself with His Own Resources” (Serial) Chapter Five of w Twelve of Fame in the Adriatic in: CityPages, July 2013, pages 78-79.
  • “Some Afraid of the Church, Some Afraid of the Venetians” (Serial) Chapter Four of Twelve of Fame in the Adriatic in: CityPages, June 2013, pages 84-85.
  • “Becoming poor he will be little valued by anyone” (Serial) Chapter Three of Twelve of Fame in the Adriatic in: CityPages, May 2013, pages 76-77.
  • “My Lady of Forli” (Serial) Chapter Two of Twelve of Fame in the Adriatic in: CityPages, April 2013, pages 62-63.
  • “It would be well to be reputed liberal” (Serial) Chapter One of Twelve of Fame in the Adriatic in: CityPages, March 2013, pages 68-69.
  • “Delicious Foul Slumber” (Short) in: CityPages, February 2013, page 66.
  • “Circumscribed Criticism” (Short) in: CityPages, January 2013, pages 68-69.
  • “A Melancholic Superhero” (Short) in: CityPages, December 2012, page 38.
  • “Mystery Diet” (Short) in: CityPages, November 2012, page 46.
  • “My Friend the Dalai Lama” (Short) in: CityPages, October 2012, page 54.
  • “My Father’s Revenge” (Short) in: CityPages, September 2012, page 12.
  • “Twelve Years of Family Secrets” (Short) in: The Norton Anthology of Hint Fiction, November 2010, page 152.
  • “Chapter Six of The Legacy” (Serial) in: UniQue #35, June 2010.
  • “Chapter Five of The Legacy” (Serial) in: UniQue #34, May 2010.
  • “Chapter Four of The Legacy” (Serial) in: UniQue #33, April 2010.
  • “Chapter Three of The Legacy” (Serial) in: UniQue #32, March 2010.
  • “Chapter Two of The Legacy” (Serial) in: UniQue #31, Februry 2010, pages 100-101.
  • “Chapter one of The Legacy” (Serial) in: UniQue #30, January 2010, pages 100-101.
  • “Circumscribed Criticism” (Short) in: UniQue #29, December 2009, pages 86-87.
  • “Deliverance” (Short) in: Six Sentences, August 01, 2009.

POETRY

  • Fountain of Youth (Book) with: Vine Leaves Press, December 19, 2016.
  • “Before the Morning After,” (Page) in: The Indianola Review, Issue 1: Winter 2015, December 02, 2015.
  • “Mother and the Lover’s Rock,” (Page) in: Sukoon, Volume 3, Issue 2: Summer 2015.
  • “He Traveled on a Train,” (Page) in: Sukoon, Volume 3, Issue 2: Summer 2015.
  • “Growing Up Solid in Kuwait,” (Page) in: Sukoon, Volume 3, Issue 2: Summer 2015.
  • “Janus/Portunus,” (Page) in: Sukoon, Volume 3, Issue 2: Summer 2015.
  • “They Say in Egypt” (Page) in: Divergent Voices, Issue 1: Summer 2014, July 02, 2014.
  • “The Myrrh of Pilgrimage” (Page) in: Divergent Voices, Issue 1: Summer 2014, July 02, 2014.
  • “We Are Told to Love Our Father” (Page) in: Divergent Voices, Issue 1: Summer 2014, July 02, 2014.
  • “A Kernel of Despair” (Page) in: CityPages, July 2014, page 81.
  • “Behind the Scenes” (Page) in: CityPages, June 2014, page 104.
  • “Expanse of Time” (Page) in: CityPages, June 2014, page 104.
  • “Paragon of Decomposition” (Page) in: CityPages, June 2014, page 104.
  • “Introspection” (Page) in: CityPages, June 2014, page 104.
  • “Before the Final Ten” (Page) in: CityPages, May 2014, page 108.
  • “Office Clerk” (Page) in: CityPages, May 2014, page 108.
  • “Permit Me” (Page) in: CityPages, May 2014, page 108.
  • “Vagabonds in Silhouettes” (Page) in: CityPages, April 2014, page 98.
  • “Phantasmagoria” (Page) in: CityPages, April 2014, page 98.
  • “Residue” (Page) in: CityPages, April 2014, page 98.
  • “They Built A Mall” (Page) in: CityPages, April 2014, page 98.
  • “Feed the Hungry” (Page) in: Sukoon, March 25, 2014, page 38.
  • “Fortified Axioms” (Page) in: Sukoon, March 25, 2014, page 37.
  • “Said the Expert” (Page) in: Brickplight, February 01, 2014.
  • “The Grandeur of Saturn” (Page) in: Brickplight, February 01, 2014.
  • “Dear Paul Gauguin” (Page) in: Brickplight, February 01, 2014.
  • “Arab Poetry of the Hereafter” (Page) in: New Left Project, January 03, 2014.
  • “Facebook Intellectuals” (Stage) in: CityPages, February 2013, page 67.
  • “Peer Pressure” (Stage) in: CityPages, November 2012, page 47.
  • “Dear Ms. English Teacher Who Wants Me to Care about Poetry” (Stage) in: CityPages, October 2012, page 55.
  • “Why We Still Write Poetry” (Stage) in: CityPages, September 2012, page 13.