November 24

All That Is Gold Does Not Glitter

Not long after I wrote about Olympics bound wrestler Erica Wiebe, she went on to win gold in Rio. I was curious what life is like for a newly minted Olympic champion so I caught up with Wiebe about a year later. My story, “All That Is Gold Does Not Glitter,” follow her through the […]

September 26

Wall in the Family

My essay “Wall in the Family” about how fortified borders impact the lives of Palestinian families and their concept of home appears on OpenCanada. Go here.  

September 06

Palestinian Reading List #6: “Red Brocade”

In the shadow of growing Islamophobia, a worldwide refugee crisis and Trump’s cruel immigration policies, Naomi Shihab Nye’s poem of welcome feels, well, welcome.   Red Brocade The Arabs used to say, When a stranger appears at your door, feed him for three days before asking who he is, where he’s come from, where he’s […]

August 29

Head Bangers

I recently had the experience of researching and writing a story about concussions in high school football for Alberta Views. Not my regular beat, to be sure, but this is a fascinating and controversial topic. I was happy to contribute to the discussion in this small way. Also, this story gave me the chance to […]

August 08

New cover!

I am excited to reveal the cover of the new book. The good people at Goose Lane Editions did a great job. Now I just have the finish writing the damn thing.

August 02

Walls en francais

Exciting news: the French translation of Walls, titled Un monde enclavé: Voyages à l’ombre des murs, comes out next month in France and Québec. I love what the publisher, Lux Éditeur, did for the cover.

May 30

Walls at the SHIFT festival

  I am very excited. The Troika Collective, a BC-based theatre company, has adapted my book Walls: Travels Along the Barricades into a lobby installation/performance for the SHIFT Festival 10. Imagining Walls “on stage” feels like the closing of the circle. My book aimed to render the physicality of the world’s border walls into text. Now this […]