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July 2020

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“Summer” – Towards Something

Words Fatema A.   Header Credits Fatema A. (@cosmicweavers) Summers for the past two years have been incredibly anxiety-inducing for me. When this lockdown began, I sent my mentor a voice note dramatically exclaiming “I’m going crazy.” She laughed and asked why?  Seemingly endless days were why;…

July 30, 2020
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“Summer” – A Summer That Never Ends

Words Arwa A.   Header Credits Tasneem J. (@tjphotography53) These days you could trade for  a yo-yo spinning on tabletop, tracing maps. Like us, routes counted  by footprints danced.  In our backpacks, a wild palette  of unfettered dreams. Unpolished hands paint the sands gold; only we are…

July 29, 2020
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“Summer” – This Summer

Words Munira E.   Header Credits Ruqaiya K. (@rkphotography53) The seeds have been sown, the saplings are grown, and Rain decides to take its break.   He sits back in his chair, Rocks back and forth softly amidst wild air, and shuts his eyes after months end.…

July 28, 2020
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“Summer” – A Slice of Summer

Words Zahra K.    Header Credits Tasneem A. (@tasneemamiruddin) As a child, summer vacations for me were a mix of bittersweet feelings. Ours spanned from mid-April to mid-June with two months full of possibilities. All my friends enrolled themselves in various classes during the vacations, learning various…

July 27, 2020
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Cartoons In Times Of Corona

Comic Art Fatema Ben M. (@zetanueta) Foreword Fatema A. Foreword Ms. Polka dots (@ms.polka.dots), the creation (and self portrait) of Fatema ben Moiz of @zetanueta made a surprise comeback this Ramadan, which let’s be honest was long overdue. This time though, it featured a brand new character-…

July 17, 2020
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Conversations during Lockdown: Sakeenah ben N.

In conversation with Sakeenah ben N.   Artwork Fatema A. (@cosmicweavers)  Fatema: Hey! It’s so nice to be able to have this conversation with you. What has the lockdown been like for you? What has changed?   Sakeenah: I work for Shoppers Drug Mart. It’s…

July 16, 2020
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Conversations during Lockdown: Batul ben S.

In conversation with Batul Ben S.   Artwork Fatema A. (@cosmicweavers)  Fatema: Yay. Hi. How are you? I haven’t seen you in awhile.    Batul:  Good. I’m good. How are you?    Fatema: Good. Ramadan always has so much barakat, irrespective of the situation here…

July 15, 2020
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Conversations during Lockdown: Munira ben E.

In conversation with Munira ben E. Artwork Fatema A. (@cosmicweavers)  Fatema: Where are you right now, is that home for you?   Munira: I’m in London hamna. I was born here and I grew up here. I’ve never really lived anywhere else. I was in…

July 14, 2020
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Conversations during Lockdown: Amatulla ben Z.

In conversation with Amatulla Ben Z.   Artwork Fatema A. (@cosmicweavers)  Fatema: Where are you right now? Is it home and who are you with?   Amatulla: I am at home. Since I run my own business and I work for myself, I have a…

July 14, 2020
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#hermitheroes – Giving Birth in a Crisis

Words Anonymous.   Header Credits Tasneem J. (@tjphotography53) As the country prepared for lockdown and self isolation, I prepared for perhaps the biggest event of my life: bringing a child into this world. We all have hopes and dreams for this day: how we will feel, what…

July 12, 2020