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Abeer Allan

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Ramallah, Palestinian Territory, Occupied



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عبير علان - Abeer Allan

عبير علان هي كاتبة فلسطينية ولدت في رام الله، فلسطين، في الخامس من حزيران 1987. تلقت تعليمها في مدرسة البطريركية اللاتينية-بيرزيت (فلسطين) وأكملت دراستها الثانوية في بوسطن ثم في الإمارات، التحقت بجامعة الإمارات وتخرجت في قسم هندسة الاتصالات.
نشرت العديد من المقالات (باللغتين العربية والإنجليزية) المتعلقة بالمرأة والوطنية والإنسانية في مجلات وصحف مختلفة في فلسطين، وأمريكا والإمارات. ومؤخراً قامت بنشر أول كتاب لها بعنوان "أوراق منثورة".
حصلت على المركز الأول في مسابقة جامعة الإمارات للقصة القصيرة عام 2006-2007 عن قصتها "ذهب ولم يعد".

Abeer Allan is a Palestinian writer who was born in Ramallah, Palestine, on June 5th 1987.She received her education in Latin Patriarchate School – Birzeit, Palestine, and then completed her

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“للقهوة طقوس

وللمرأة طقوس

وكلاهما في المرارة حلو...

وأنت طقوسي

وخطيئتي المقدسة

فأدمنتك قهوة الصباح

وحلم المساء

وما بين القهوة والحلم”
Abeer Allan

“And like tea dissolving in hot water, the sun dissolved in the sky… creating a velvet horizon, announcing for the stars’ night dance with the moon, the awaited joy for the wounded souls. -- From Bali – The Rebirth”
Abeer Allan

“We encounter souls, not bodies.”
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“Fat’ is usually the first insult a girl throws at another girl when she wants to hurt her.

I mean, is ‘fat’ really the worst thing a human being can be? Is ‘fat’ worse than ‘vindictive’, ‘jealous’, ‘shallow’, ‘vain’, ‘boring’ or ‘cruel’? Not to me; but then, you might retort, what do I know about the pressure to be skinny? I’m not in the business of being judged on my looks, what with being a writer and earning my living by using my brain…

I went to the British Book Awards that evening. After the award ceremony I bumped into a woman I hadn’t seen for nearly three years. The first thing she said to me? ‘You’ve lost a lot of weight since the last time I saw you!’

‘Well,’ I said, slightly nonplussed, ‘the last time you saw me I’d just had a baby.’

What I felt like saying was, ‘I’ve produced my third child and my sixth novel since I last saw you. Aren’t either of those things more important, more interesting, than my size?’ But no – my waist looked smaller! Forget the kid and the book: finally, something to celebrate!

I’ve got two daughters who will have to make their way in this skinny-obsessed world, and it worries me, because I don’t want them to be empty-headed, self-obsessed, emaciated clones; I’d rather they were independent, interesting, idealistic, kind, opinionated, original, funny – a thousand things, before ‘thin’. And frankly, I’d rather they didn’t give a gust of stinking chihuahua flatulence whether the woman standing next to them has fleshier knees than they do. Let my girls be Hermiones, rather than Pansy Parkinsons.”
J.K. Rowling

“Responsibility to yourself means refusing to let others do your thinking, talking, and naming for you...it means that you do not treat your body as a commodity with which to purchase superficial intimacy or economic security; for our bodies to be treated as objects, our minds are in mortal danger. It means insisting that those to whom you give your friendship and love are able to respect your mind. It means being able to say, with Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre: "I have an inward treasure born with me, which can keep me alive if all the extraneous delights should be withheld or offered only at a price I cannot afford to give.

Responsibility to yourself means that you don't fall for shallow and easy solutions--predigested books and ideas...marrying early as an escape from real decisions, getting pregnant as an evasion of already existing problems. It means that you refuse to sell your talents and aspirations short...and this, in turn, means resisting the forces in society which say that women should be nice, play safe, have low professional expectations, drown in love and forget about work, live through others, and stay in the places assigned to us. It means that we insist on a life of meaningful work, insist that work be as meaningful as love and friendship in our lives. It means, therefore, the courage to be "different"...The difference between a life lived actively, and a life of passive drifting and dispersal of energies, is an immense difference. Once we begin to feel committed to our lives, responsible to ourselves, we can never again be satisfied with the old, passive way.”
Adrienne Rich

“Our shouting is louder than our actions,
Our swords are taller than us,
This is our tragedy.
In short
We wear the cape of civilisation
But our souls live in the stone age”
Nizar Qabbani

“Where words fail, music speaks.”
Hans Christian Andersen

“Just living is not enough," said the butterfly, "one must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower.”
Hans Christian Anderson, The Complete Fairy Tales

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