Il-haam Ahmed

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About Il-haam Ahmed

Il-haam is a freelance writer and English teacher. She has worked at universities in both South Africa and Turkey. She is interested in Sufism, fragrance compositions and making sense of the world around her. When she’s not listening to reggaeton, eating caramel with a spoon or stroking cats, she dreams of returning to the great love of her life, Istanbul. IL-HAAM ENSURES THE EDITORIAL INTEGRITY OF HIKAAYAT AND FINDS SYNERGIES IN OUR COLLECTIVE CREATIVE SPACE.

Book Review: The Travelling Cat Chronicles by Hiro Arikawa

By |2020-08-13T09:01:46+02:00Aug 13th, 2020|Categories: All Topics, Expressions, Reviews, Reviews Featured, Reviews Latest|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Never judge a book by its cover - the saying goes - though I did just that. I was browsing my local discounted book store when my eye caught a beautiful illustration of a cat.

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Book Review: ‘A Pure Heart’ by Rajia Hassib

By |2020-07-19T17:38:25+02:00Jul 15th, 2020|Categories: All Topics, Expressions, Reviews, Reviews Featured, Reviews Latest|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Rajia Hassib tells the stories of two Egyptian sisters; Rose and Gameela Gubran. The book opens with Rose returning to Egypt from her new home in NYC in the wake of her sister Gameela’s death.

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