Secret Son: Moroccan Literature in Review

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Do you remember what the first book you read in translation was? I’ve always been drawn to books that were originally published in other languages, or that have loose use …

Amanda MouttakiSecret Son: Moroccan Literature in Review

Should I Worry about Ebola in Morocco?

In Morocco, Travel by Amanda Mouttaki6 Comments

For months we’ve been watching the outbreak of Ebola in West Africa. I think the first mention was in February and while reports have ebbed and flowed,we have of course …

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Defining {Home} When You’re an Expat

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“Home is not where you live, but where they understand you” ~ Christian Morganstern quotes “Every day is a journey, and the journey itself is home.” ~ Matsuo Basho I’ve …

Amanda MouttakiDefining {Home} When You’re an Expat

{Guest Post} Caity from Where the Heart Is

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There are thousands of American expats around the world and I love sharing their stories! Caity studied in London during university and has decided to take the plunge and become …

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Finding Faith in the Baraka of Old Men

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This year really tested my faith in a lot of ways. In the US it’s common to hear among Muslims (and specifically convert Muslims) how they simply can’t wait to …

Amanda MouttakiFinding Faith in the Baraka of Old Men

Great Big Eid Giveaway

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I hope you’re all having an amazing summer. I’ve been busy readjusting to life here in the United States while we’re visiting. The weather is much cooler and my boys …

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Why I Write

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My friend Saira at Confessions of a Muslim MOMma-holic recently selected me to participate in a blogger “chain letter” of sorts talking about why we write. This came at an interesting time …

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