black milk by elif shafak book review #mothersday- Momina Arif's Blog
Books

Black Milk by Elif Shafak ― Book Review. #mothersday

Black Milk is intriguing to read because it is Elif Shafak’s recounting of her struggle with postpartum depression. Because it is Mother’s Day, it is even more important to discuss literature that construes the dark and underrepresented side of motherhood. For the writer of some of my favourite books such as ‘The Bastard of Istanbul’, […]

writing competitions to enter in May 2020- Momina Arif's Blog
Writing

Writing competitions to enter in May 2020

Writing competitions are always the answer but they are now more so than ever because we all like a little validation in the form of cash prizes. As we enter the third month of the global lockdown it is becoming increasingly difficult to cope. Whether it is knitting you took up during the quarantine as […]

1.5.16 Year of Sorrow
Year of Sorrow

1.5.16

The future is made up of tears you don’t even remember letting out in the night. With crumpled pages of defeat All I ever wanted was to believe And there is justice for every time you didn’t have it in you to do justice. It’s made up of fears you didn’t even know existed underneath […]

9.4.16- Year of Sorrow
Year of Sorrow

9.4.16

This is how you know they can’t be fixed When you can hear the guilt talking. Screaming from behind what they are really saying. When they have grazed upon an apology and returned way too many times. I wish you have it in you to forgive. All the people you have been.