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We love to read more about the topics our authors write about or just explore interesting news items! Here are some things that have caught our eye recently.

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Shahd Alshammari in Conversation with Mikey Muhanna from Afirkra.

Shahd Alshammari talked about her work as a writer, academic, and researcher in the field of Gulf literature and disability studies with Mikey Muhanna from Afirkra.

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France’s burkini ban affects all women – not just Muslims

In France last Tuesday, the country’s highest court voted to overturn a decision made in Grenoble, a city that contravened its burkini ban and permitted women to wear full-coverage swimwear if they so desired.

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‘Head Above Water’ by Shahd Alshammari – Book Review

Head Above Water is not a memoir but a reflection on illness and it doesn’t just focuses on the narrator’s journey but divulges into the stories of some of her students and peers whose lives have been affected by illness.

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How Workplaces Can Support Refugee Women

This article examines the challenges these refugee women face and explores strategies to help overcome obstacles and promote their integration into host country societies and labour markets. Team leaders can deploy the following strategies to lessen the sting of acculturative stress impacting immigrant women.

Read more (Ellevate Network)