A bit of a bastard

By |August 25th, 2010|Blog|

I always thought I'd be writing books, not designing them.

Beyond creed: Islamically inspired desktop wallpaper

By |August 10th, 2010|Blog|

For Ramadaan and beyond.

My name is Saaleha Bamjee

By |July 27th, 2010|Blog|

I could have been a Sakinah, a Qur-atul-Ayn or a Naseeha. Had I popped into this world Y-chromosomed and cocksure, I may have been named Dhul Qarnain. My folks settled on Saaleha; pronounced Saw-li-ha with [...]

Feel free to stick these up

By |July 10th, 2010|Blog|

Influence: www.simpledesktops.com

Cairo Alight: a series on lamps

By |July 9th, 2010|Photography, Travel|

Cairene Lamps

Notes to the Unconceived #1

By |June 26th, 2010|Blog|

Don't fail me by falling for pretty and popular.


By |May 29th, 2010|Blog|

Some of the things I will miss: Walking everywhere at anytime without having one of my hands pat a can of pepper spray Halaal everything www.otlob.com Egyptian halwayat (a key contributor towards the development and [...]

In my reductionist world…

By |May 27th, 2010|Blog|

...there is no honour killing, only honourable living. No woman is forced in to or out of a burka. The mind is valued over the mob. We celebrate the fi6nah in our mothers over the [...]

The Buried

By |May 23rd, 2010|Fiction|

It was 3 AM and I was digging a hole in the desert. Christa stood next to me. In the torch light, she was a fidgety monster patting a bundle in her arms. “Is it done yet Tess?” Her voice was gritty in the smooth silence. “Almost there hun, you just hang on.” She went back to poking at the swaddle and cooing in delirium. “Uh-huh, I’m so sorry baby, I’m so sorry. Momma’s gonna try and make this better you hear? I’ll be better next time. I’m so sorry.” I’ve been here three times before; digging holes for Christa in the desert. You could call me a good friend. Dependable. Complicit. Fucking insane. […]


By |May 9th, 2010|Blog|

My parents would have been married 28 years today.I wonder if I would have truly known my mother's strength had my dad not been taken away.Widowed at 27, she shouldered her world so squarely, so [...]