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A Year for the Books

31 in All. 2.6 a month.

Thanks to our lovely Peace Corps librarian who literally shipped me a box of books, to my friends who let me borrow theirs, and to my almost cruel amount of free-time, I have read more books for heck of it since those Summer Reading Competitions held at the Public Library. 701 more words

Unexpected Delights: A Moroccan Glow

One of the exciting/irritating things about moving to a new country is figuring out where to get or find an alternative for all the stuff of everyday life: dish soap, shampoo, groceries… While I must admit I’ve been frustrated more than once (ok, many, many times) about not being able to find something that I think I need, the things that I have found have been fantastic finds. 632 more words


Fatima Mernissi, une lumière

The Moroccan writer Fatima Mernissi was also a sociologist. She spoke out on the borders of islam and feminism. Last month she passed away in Rabat (Morocco).  6 more words