Dima, a resident of Beirut and an English teacher at Lebanon's Evangelical School, is an amateur write and actress who quotes hamlet much.

Her blog is a study of life's metaphors and according to her "Life is one big metaphor that is ever-changing. It’s so much more interesting to view life as a work of literature… if life makes literature, then why can’t literature make life?"

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When Being Lebanese is an Insult

It’s Thursday night in Beirut, Lebanon: the beginning of the weekend. Or maybe just another day of the never-ending weekend we live in. I’m at a pub in Mar Mkhayel catching up with a friend. While inhaling three packets of cigarettes, none of which I inhale by choice (Did the ban on smoking in public […]

Aug 11, 2012, 5:21 PM
There is no Dignity in Being Lebanese

There is no dignity in being Lebanese. There is no pride or honor. Telling people where we’re from sounds more and more like an apology and hearing where we’re from sounds more and more like an accusation. How can we even begin to address unity when we’re killing people who live in our neighborhood and […]

May 22, 2012, 8:48 PM
MFA Frustrations: One-Page Fiction that Should Have Been Longer

Last semester, we had to write a one-page fiction for our last day of class. I was leaving to Beirut that same night, and really needed to finish packing. I was also extremely frustrated with this assignment. What story could I possibly tell in one page? Honestly, I just wanted to be on that plane […]

Feb 9, 2012, 9:31 PM


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