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Aliaa El-Nashar


Aliaa is a 22 year old polyglot. She has a less than healthy addiction to reading and spends more time than she should creating both literary and illustrated worlds. Coffee is a vital necessity in her life.

10 Young Adult Novels Perfect for Reading at the Beach

10 Young Adult Novels Perfect for Reading at the Beach

  Let’s face it, the best place to be in the summer is at the beach, and as amazing as it is to escape everything and everyone in the city, it’s also great to have a literary escape as well. After all, books make everything better. Now, since you’re on holiday with a lovely view, […]

10 Reasons It Sucks to Be Bilingual

10 Reasons It Sucks to Be Bilingual

There were so many times in my life where I was asked what language I thought in. The first time it happened I was 16 and the question took me by surprise. Half the time I thought in Arabic because I’d be thinking of something my parents said or something I’d want to say to […]

The Perks and Drawbacks of Being a Third Culture Kid

The Perks and Drawbacks of Being a Third Culture Kid

    1. You’ve spent more than your share of time in an airport and you know a number of three-letter airport codes by heart.   2. You speak more than one language or dialect fluently. The best way to say something is where you learned it first.   3. You absentmindedly reply in a […]

10 Things You’ll Relate To If You’re An Egyptian Who Grew Up Abroad

10 Things You’ll Relate To If You’re An Egyptian Who Grew Up Abroad

1. Your accent will always be mocked No matter how hard you try to get it right and say things the proper way, someone will find fault in whatever you say. Whether you grew up in the Arabian Gulf, Europe, Australia or the U.S., you’re bound to slip up and they’ll be ready to give […]