Shayma Nader

Shayma NaderShayma Nader was a participant in the 2013 Palestine Writing Workshop. She was born in Jerusalem in 1991 and lives in Ramallah. She holds a BA in English literature and translation from Birzeit and is now in her third year studying contemporary visual arts at the International Academy of Arts in Palestine.

From The Blog
27 May 2014

Being part of a Yoga community in Palestine is strange. Having a middle-aged Egyptian woman doing different asanas on the mat right next to me is stranger still. But this is Ramallah, with all its absurdities, an occupied/liberated city filled with European, North American and occasionally Asian foreigners. But almost no Arab visitors. It never occurred to me that we are so isolated from the rest of the Arab world until Nooran – I thought her name was a bit Egyptian – started talking about meditation in one of our Yoga sessions.

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