One day, three ideas met: a good idea, a cunning idea and an incomplete idea. “I am a good idea”, said the good idea, “I was born in the mind of a little girl who was looking for a solution to the poverty...Read More
My latest story, “A different story” was published in German in a special book by Stuttgart Literaturhaus in Germany as part of its Change Festival.
I spoke at the Change Festival organised by Stuttart Literaturhaus about my writing experience and the relationship between literature and resistance.
I had to leave a little space on the paper and dry the ink for a while so that I could learn to read my stories without getting lost in the vortex of writing. I needed to find a view free from the delirium of literature, where my eyes flirt with my stories’ letters, reading them without writing them for a change.
In these in-between years, I was taken by the world of university studies, work and volunteering. I lunged away from writing towards human issues and youth concerns, although these did not pull the writing out of me. I travelled a lot over the earth and across the sky of my imagination. I got to know lives that inspired me, challenged me and laid new concerns and dreams upon my shoulders.
And even though sometimes I think that these journeys took time away from me, the clarity of mind and simplicity with which I choose to see the world, they have in fact allowed me to discover a truth that was absent from my mind while I write: Throughout most of my life’s years, I was not, in fact, writing children stories. Rather, I was writing with them the story of my childhood and the meaning of my existence.
Come, let us play between the lines of my stories..
My research aims to examine the representation of Muslims in British newspapers from 1998 to 2009. The research conducts a comparative analysis between mainstream newspapers and those that cater to Muslim and Jewish communities in the United Kingdom. It looks at the similarities, differences, consistencies and changes in the discourses of these newspapers throughout this time frame.
I received the prestigious Chevening Scholarship to complete my postgraduate studies. I read Discourse analysis, media, and intercultural communication amongst other courses. My dissertation looked at the reconstruction and negotiation of Tunisian national identity through multimodal and discursive Analysis.
I studied psychology in Tunisia with a focus on organizational and occupational psychology. During my studies, I was an intern at recruitment and selection agencies Cogerh Selection (2009/2010) and Al Amouri Selection (2009).
I provided guidance and advice for the organization's Civil Society and Youth strategies by supporting it in defining its strategic goals and in adapting to changing contexts. I also facilitated the organization's strategic planning, provided assistance in developing its programs, and informed decision making with data collected and analysed with a variety of methodological tools. In 2015, I lead a regional team of debate trainers and project managers to produce a debate training manual used by the largest debate program in the Middle East and North Africa.
I supervised 18 undergraduate students at the University of Cambridge studying Arabic at the department of Middle Eastern Studies. With a team of lecturers and supervisors at the University of Cambridge, I provided content for the supervisions and contributed in designing the curriculum.
I advised the organisation on initiatives, programs and forums that employ intellectual discourse forthe benefit of development. I actively worked on establishing and developing a youth program at the organisation that brings young people as its ambassadors and build their creative and critical thinking, entrepreneurship and communication skills.
I had a lead role in managing youth and civil society programmes, implementing strategic action plans and conducting monitoring and evaluation exercises. I also coordinated with development stakeholders to exchange knowledge and build partnerships and provided technical support to national partners.
I managed and reinforced youth and civil society programmes: setting strategic plans; building partnerships and implementing Arab Partnership Initiative projects. In Tunisia, I managed and developed the first and biggest debate project in the Middle East and North Africa, coordinating a team of trainers, delivering trainings on debates and public speaking skills and mentoring debaters to international competition standards.
I lead the international steering committee developing the programme of CIVICUS Youth Assembly and inputting directly to the development of the CIVICUS World Assembly, both taking place in Montreal, Canada.
I was a member of a consultative committee advising the League of Arab States on its youth policies and programmes, providing data analysis and assisting on the follow up of the regional strategic decisions on youth issues.