Stained: A novel by Abda Khan

Stained: A novel by Abda Khan

I am a British lawyer, turned writer, and the author of the novel Stained – the story of a young British-Pakistani woman and her fight for justice. The novel was published in the U.S.A. by Harvard Square Editions in October 2016, and is available worldwide on Amazon. It has been described by Booklist, U.S.A., as […]

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Because I want love to win. It must.

Because I want love to win. It must.

I watched with hope and optimism for a Clinton victory on election night. As the results started to come in, and the reality of a Trump victory became inevitable, the seedling of fear in my stomach grew. Admittedly, I am not well-versed in American politics or Republican versus Democratic policies and platforms. That was not […]

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Seventeen

Seventeen

I blushed when he said hello I’m 18; I lied. He leaned a little closer I thrilled a little inside   No one as beautiful as you I’m so lucky to have you He placed me high on a pedestal He made me feel so special   I love you. Let me take you away […]

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Insights on women and girl refugees: an interview with Skye Wheeler

Insights on women and girl refugees: an interview with Skye Wheeler

Early in July, I went to a panel that discussed the gender dimensions of the refugee crisis. At this event, I met a Human Rights Watch researcher, Skye Wheeler doing work in this subject area. Here’s my interview with her: Before we discuss gender based violence in the context of refugees, please tell us how you […]

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