Art Blog

“Social Media” – Maybe No

Words S Nomanbhoy.   Header Credits Fatema D. Social Media. It is hard to think of a world that is not connected by a series of online applications, each slightly different, but largely the same. They undoubtedly connect the world but simultaneously magnify our actions, both conscious…

July 6, 2019
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Blog Fiction

“Social Media” – A Whatsapp Girl Chat

Words Amatulla Z.   Header Credits Alefiya S. Maria sat in the masjid and listened to what the young, earnest seminary student was saying. There were historical references, and geographical references and references to various tribes and dynasties. The masjid was too hot upstairs where the women…

June 29, 2019

“Social Media” – Making Waves

Words A Zanzibar.  Header Credits Fatema D. We hear a lot about making waves in certain areas. Like Gretta Thunberg, who pushed her friends and associates to do something great: enlightening people about climate change in a big way. The World Wide Web was created at…

June 7, 2019

White Shoes by Eva Gonzales

Words Sherebanu Y.   Header Credits Google. Nombre de la jour – 13                                  Date – Samedi le 13em Février, 1869                  Time – 1630h           Nom – Eva Carola Jeanne Emmanuela Antoinette Gonzalès It all began with the shoes. It was the same day that he had asked…

April 25, 2019

Maternal Kiss by Mary Cassatt

Words Zahra K.   Header Credits Google. To my daughter, The apple of my eyes, my sunshine. When you came into this world I wanted to protect you with all I had. Those tiny eyes beaming at me with love, little fingers hands and feet, you were…

April 13, 2019
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Etel Adnan

Words Zahabiya.   Header Credits Google. The problem was that it was in a square and quite a popular one at that. It wasn’t like in a restaurant, or a concert or even a church – most public places involved an element of either sitting down or…

April 7, 2019
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Old Banksia Tree by Margaret Preston

Words Sakina N.   Header Credits Google. Deman was tired. It had been a long and harrowing day. Her roots were parched and her branches stiff. She longed for a sip of water but unfortunately, summer had yet to come to an end. How she dreamt of…

March 30, 2019
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In The Loge by Mary Cassatt

Words Sakina M.   Header Credits Google. We are kicking off a new round of blog posts and this time we’ve focused on how art inspires art. Our next month’s pieces will take as their inspiration female artists and their work. Our own female artists, our writers,…

March 25, 2019
Guest Blog


Words Zahabiya.   Digital Art Sakina K. Good habits are, as I’m sure you’ll agree, hard to make and easy to break. I don’t have children, but I understand it’s even harder to get kids to make them. By that logic, I suppose it’s even harder to…

March 25, 2018
Children, our future
Guest Blog

Children – Our Future, Our Legacy

Words Arva M.   Photograph Alifiya S. 

For many of us, our children made our lives more purposeful, gave us direction and for all of us they brought immense joy. Parents give birth to a child and the child gives birth to her parents. It thus follows…

March 22, 2018