Monday Night Book Club
Feb
25
6:30 PM18:30

Monday Night Book Club

Monday Night Book Club 
Monday, 25th February: 6.30 pm

Killers of the Flower Moon 
by David Grann

From New York Times best-selling author of The Lost City of Z, a twisting, haunting true-life murder mystery about one of the most monstrous crimes in American history

In the 1920s, the richest people per capita in the world were members of the Osage Nation in Oklahoma. After oil was discovered beneath their land, the Osage rode in chauffeured automobiles, built mansions, and sent their children to study in Europe. Then, one by one, the Osage began to be killed off.  As the death toll rose, the newly created FBI took up the case, and the young director, J. Edgar Hoover, turned to a former Texas Ranger named Tom White to try to unravel the mystery.  

Please email us at  info@wordsbookstorecafe.com with your name and mobile number if you would like to join us and we will add you to our WhatsApp group.  

BookClub members receive a 10% discount on this month's book selection. 

All are welcome.

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Pure Falastini Pop Up Shop II
Feb
20
to Feb 23

Pure Falastini Pop Up Shop II

Pure Falastini Pop Up Shop II
Wednesday, 20th February to Saturday, 23rd February: 10am - 6pm

Launched in early December 2018, the Palestinian lifestyle brand, Pure Falastini, was created to promote Palestinian culture, cuisine, products and art. The Pure Falastini products are all prepared by Palestinians working towards a brighter future. 

Look for more Pure Falastini originals from Labnet Hamate, Zaitoonat Saleem (Saleem's Olives), Makdoos Leila and many more authentic products, designers and artists at their second Pop Up.

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Children's Book Signing: Otter
Feb
16
10:45 AM10:45

Children's Book Signing: Otter

Children's Book Signing
Saturday, 16th  February: 10.45 am

Otter
by Muna Rabieh

Join Muna after Storytime at 10.45 am for the reading of her new book, Otter.  This delightful rhyming tale promotes strong values of self worth, being true to yourself and not being easily influenced by others.  

The event is free and all are welcome

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LOVE Open Mic
Feb
9
4:00 PM16:00

LOVE Open Mic

LOVE Words ALOUD
Family Open Mic

Saturday, 9th February: 4 - 6pm

Calling all poets, musicians, storytellers, performers of all ages - children, teens, young adults, old adults.

Come share your talents and let's inspire each other to be creative. We will also be hearing stories from community members who do beautiful acts of charity in the spirit of love.

No experience needed, just enthusiasm.

Performers have a maximum of 5 minutes. Preference will be given to children but performers of all ages are warmly welcomed.

Please register at info@wordsbookstorecafe.com to reserve your performance slot. 

All are welcome and the event is free

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Children's Book Signing: Sun, Moon
Feb
9
10:45 AM10:45

Children's Book Signing: Sun, Moon

Children's Book Signing
Saturday, 9th February: 10.45am

Sun, Moon 
by Noor Alnoaimi
 
Join Noor after Storytime in English (starting at 10am) for an Arabic reading of her new book, Sun, Moon.  

The story is inspired by the writer’s own children and their constant questions about the celestial unknown. Here she attempts to answer some of these questions.

This is the first children’s book by Noor Alnoaimi,  a collaborative work with illustrator Noor Younis, who in turn is famed for her children’s art workshops and has worked with a number of other children publications.

Please note that the book is in Arabic.

The event is free and all are welcome. 

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All Disease Begins In The Gut - Learn How to Heal Your Gut with Dejana Subsol
Jan
28
10:00 AM10:00

All Disease Begins In The Gut - Learn How to Heal Your Gut with Dejana Subsol

Do you suffer from bloating, gas or acid reflux? Is constipation or diarrhea a problem? Do you or your child struggle with learning difficulties such as ADHD or dyslexia?  Are you always tired and lethargic, is it hard to concentrate, do your joints ache? Do you suffer from depression, anxiety or panic attacks?

If you answer yes to any of the above, chances are you need to heal your gut.
 
Dejana Subsol, naturopath and iridologist, will be talking to us about the signs of unhealthy digestion and how to heal your gut through nutrition and lifestyle changes to help prevent disease.  We will learn which foods to eliminate and which to introduce as well as which vitamins, minerals and enzymes we need.  We will also learn how to boost our immunity and detoxify our body.  Dejana will also talk about the importance of a healthy gut prior to conception and during pregnancy and the consequences for newborns. 

Everyone is welcome. 

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Monday Night Book Club 
Jan
21
6:30 PM18:30

Monday Night Book Club 

The Lemon Tree: An Arab, a Jew, and the Heart of the Middle East by Sandy Tolan

Tolan sensitively describes the tough friendship between Dalia Eshkenazi Landau, the daughter of Romanian Jewish immigrants who settled in Ramla, and Palestinian Bashir Khairi, who in 1967 knocked on her door to look at the house his family lost when it was forced to flee in 1948 . . . Tolan uses the beloved backyard lemon tree to drive home the shared humanity of the successive inhabitants of one home.
 

The Man Who Created The Middle East by Christopher Simon Sykes

At the age of only 36, Sir Mark Sykes was signatory to the Sykes-Picot agreement, one of the most reviled treaties of modern times. A century later, Christopher Sykes’ lively biography of his grandfather reassesses his life and work, and the political instability and violence in the Middle East attributed to it.

Sykes reveals new facets of a misremembered diplomatic giant. Using previously undisclosed family letters and cartoons by his grandfather, he delivers a comprehensive and humbling account of the man behind one of the most impactful policies in the Middle East.

Please email us at  info@wordsbookstorecafe.com with your name and mobile number if you would like to join us and we will add you to our WhatsApp group.  

BookClub members receive a 10% discount on this month's book selection. 

All are welcome.

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'The Body Plan' by Robyn Law Book Signing
Jan
21
10:00 AM10:00

'The Body Plan' by Robyn Law Book Signing

Are you struggling to lose weight, while getting heavier each year? Fed up with diets that promise the world but require you to eliminate your favorite foods? Discover a flexible and simple step-by-step process to reclaim your ideal body without deprivation. Finally, achieve the body of your dreams without giving up wine, pizza or chocolate.

Robyn Law is a 40-something mother of two who lost over 20kg (40lb) and has helped countless women do the same through her online community and personal coaching. Now, she’s here to help you make sense of all the diet nonsense and show you a simple way to a better body than ever and an end to the weight fluctuations.
  
This is a must-have handbook for your weight-loss journey if you’re fed up with making no progress. If you like actionable steps, sustainable results, and candid advice from someone who’s been in your shoes, you’ll love Robyn Law’s life-changing guide.
 
Robyn Law is mostly an at-home mother and a part-time writer. She has been an international flight attendant, certified raw-food chef, and women’s online business coach. These experiences and some extreme life adventures have brought her to writing about her latest passion, self-transformation, a process she applies to body, mind, and raising her family abroad.
 
Instagram: @robynjlaw
 RobynJLaw.com

The event is free and all are welcome. 

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Cookbook Club
Jan
14
7:00 PM19:00

Cookbook Club

Fresh India by Meera Sodha
 

Following her bestselling Made in India, Meera Sodha reveals a whole new side of Indian food that is fresh, delicious, and quick to make at home. These vegetable-based recipes are feel-good food and full of flavor.

Indian cuisine is one of the most vibrant vegetable cuisines in the entire world, and in Fresh India Meera leads home cooks on a culinary journey through its many flavorful dishes that will delight vegetarians and those simply looking to add to their recipe repertoire alike.

Whether you are vegetarian, want to eat more vegetables, or just want to make great, modern Indian food, this is the book for you.

The rules of our CookBook Club are simple. Look through the book, pick a recipe to prepare, and bring the finished dish to our meeting where we will all indulge in a glorious feast! 

Please email us at  info@wordsbookstorecafe.com with your name and mobile number if you would like to join us and we will add you to our WhatsApp group.  

CookBook Club members receive a 10% discount on this month's book selection. 
All are welcome.

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Cooking Demo with Maram Turki 
Jan
12
12:00 PM12:00

Cooking Demo with Maram Turki 

Maram, also known by her Instagram handle @cookinwithmarmo, started her clean eating journey at the age of 22 when she “met her first kale”.  Since then she has been creating deliciously healthy recipes and 5 minute meals. She makes clean eating exciting. Maram will be preparing 3 quick, healthy, and easy recipes that everyone can create - especially those with a tight schedule. 

The event is free and all are welcome. 

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Wraperie Stationery Pop Up
Jan
12
to Jan 13

Wraperie Stationery Pop Up

Saturday, 12 January & Sunday, 13 January: 9am - 6pm

Want to be more organised in 2019? Addicted to all things stationery? Looking for a gift?

Join us for The Wraperie’s gift and stationery trunk show inside our store on January 12-13 2019 and shop their unique collection of 2019 planners, notebooks, kids’ stationery, lifestyle accessories and more!

Sourced from a mix of independent producers and major brands from the UK and US, this exclusive two day event will be a paper lover’s paradise!

All are welcome.

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Tom's Law: A Talk on How to Succeed as a Personal Trainer
Dec
27
1:00 PM13:00

Tom's Law: A Talk on How to Succeed as a Personal Trainer

Discover the secrets to success in the personal training industry. 

After spending a lifetime working on all aspects of group and personal training, here, in this one book, Tom Law presents the habits and techniques that have helped his business thrive. Learn how to handle all types of clients, how to prepare for new challenges, and how to keep things fresh and energised.

The event is free and all are welcome. 

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Blush Pop Up by Mai Almoataz
Dec
12
to Dec 19

Blush Pop Up by Mai Almoataz

Wednesday, December 12: 7-9pm
Thursday 13 to Tuesday 18 December: 10 am-6pm

Blush will offer customers a rose-based experience, with a beautiful collection of merchandise including candles, clothing, rose-related artwork, small furniture and pushes, plus other unique pieces.

All are welcome.

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Documentary Screening: The Next Black
Dec
10
6:00 PM18:00

Documentary Screening: The Next Black

What do you want the future of fashion to be? 
 
Fashion passes, but style remains. The Next Black is a documentary that probes beyond what we are wearing to explore how we produce clothes, how we interact with them and how we care for them. Innovation and tech are transforming all aspects of our world and fashion is no exception. But do they offer the solutions we need to fix an exploitative and destructive industry? Join us for a free screening of The Next Black followed by a discussion on the future of fashion - where do we go from here? This is not a film about what’s new, it’s about what’s next.
 
Attendance is free and open to all but registration is required as spaces are limited. Visit Fashion Revolution Bahrain's Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/FashionRevolutionBH/) for more info and to book your spot! 

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Children's Book Signing
Dec
8
10:45 AM10:45

Children's Book Signing

Eat The Rainbow by Caroline Oversier

Caroline's new book is aimed at youngsters and will encourage them to experiment and enjoy all the fruits and vegetables of the rainbow!  Our 3-5 year olds will enjoy listening to the book for regular Storytime at 10am, which will be followed by a Book Signing in the Store.  A perfect stocking gift!

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Monday Night Cookbook Club 
Dec
3
7:00 PM19:00

Monday Night Cookbook Club 

Six Seasons: A New Way with Vegetables by Joshua McFadden

Named a Best Cookbook of the Year by the Wall Street Journal, The Atlantic, Bon Appétit, Food Network Magazine, Every Day with Rachael Ray, USA Today, Seattle Times, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, Library Journal, Eater, and more.

Joshua McFadden, chef and owner of renowned trattoria Ava Gene’s in Portland, Oregon, is a vegetable whisperer who has developed an appreciation for every part of the plant and learned to coax the best from vegetables at each stage of their lives.

In Six Seasons, his first book, McFadden channels both farmer and chef, highlighting the evolving attributes of vegetables throughout their growing seasons Each chapter begins with recipes featuring raw vegetables at the start of their season. As weeks progress, McFadden turns up the heat—grilling and steaming, then moving on to sautés, pan roasts, braises, and stews. His ingenuity is on display in 225 revelatory recipes that celebrate flavor at its peak. 


Please email us at  info@wordsbookstorecafe.com with your name and mobile number if you would like to join us and we will add you to our WhatsApp group.  

CookBook Club members receive a 10% discount on this month's book selection. 
All are welcome.

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Monday Night Bookclub - A Separation
Nov
26
6:30 PM18:30

Monday Night Bookclub - A Separation

Named a best book of the year by the New York Times, NPR, Huffington PostThe A.V. Club, The San Francisco Chronicle, The Guardian, Refinery29, Town & Country, Harper’s Bazaar, NYLON, BookRiot.
 
A young woman has agreed with her faithless husband: it’s time for them to separate. For the moment it’s a private matter, a secret between the two of them. As she begins her new life, she gets word that Christopher has gone missing in a remote region in the rugged south of Greece; she reluctantly agrees to go look for him, still keeping their split to herself. In her heart, she’s not even sure if she wants to find him. As her search comes to a shocking breaking point, she discovers she understands less than she thought she did about her relationship and the man she used to love. 

A searing, suspenseful story of intimacy and infidelity, A Separation lays bare what divides us from the inner lives of others. With exquisitely cool precision, Katie Kitamura propels us into the experience of a woman on edge, with a fiercely mesmerizing story to tell.

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100 Bahrain Stories: An Interview with Sarah Al-Sammak
Nov
26
10:30 AM10:30

100 Bahrain Stories: An Interview with Sarah Al-Sammak

Join us for an interview with Sarah Al-Sammak, Bahrain's first competitive female cyclist and founder of Cycling Bees Bahrain, a cycling group for women and girls.  Sarah will be interviewed by the creator and editor of 100 Bahrain Stories, Tanzeel Jabbar-Khadir, and will share her insights and experiences as a successful sportswoman in the Gulf.

The event is free and all are welcome.

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Zufa Christmas Pop Up
Nov
21
to Nov 25

Zufa Christmas Pop Up

Wednesday 21st - Sunday 25th November: 9am-6pm

Zufa will be proudly showcasing unique handmade pieces from the heart of the old Damascus Souk.  Each piece is designed, made and picked with love to add a stylish touch to your home.  The Pop Up will include new collections of trays, tables, boxes and copper plates.

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Monday Night Cookbook Club 
Nov
19
7:00 PM19:00

Monday Night Cookbook Club 

Six Seasons: A New Way with Vegetables by Joshua McFadden

Named a Best Cookbook of the Year by the Wall Street Journal, The Atlantic, Bon Appétit, Food Network Magazine, Every Day with Rachael Ray, USA Today, Seattle Times, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, Library Journal, Eater, and more.

Joshua McFadden, chef and owner of renowned trattoria Ava Gene’s in Portland, Oregon, is a vegetable whisperer who has developed an appreciation for every part of the plant and learned to coax the best from vegetables at each stage of their lives.

In Six Seasons, his first book, McFadden channels both farmer and chef, highlighting the evolving attributes of vegetables throughout their growing seasons Each chapter begins with recipes featuring raw vegetables at the start of their season. As weeks progress, McFadden turns up the heat—grilling and steaming, then moving on to sautés, pan roasts, braises, and stews. His ingenuity is on display in 225 revelatory recipes that celebrate flavor at its peak. 


Please email us at  info@wordsbookstorecafe.com with your name and mobile number if you would like to join us and we will add you to our WhatsApp group.  

CookBook Club members receive a 10% discount on this month's book selection. 
All are welcome.

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Concept Story Pop-Up Shop
Nov
15
to Nov 18

Concept Story Pop-Up Shop

Thursday 15th, Saturday 17th, Sunday 18th November: 10am-6pm
Friday 16th November: 3-8pm

Visiting us all the way from Jeddah, the Concept Story Pop-Up Shop will be presenting their unique collection of casual chic clothing, lifestyle accessories and shoes.

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Book Signing: The Sea is Purple by Bader Murad
Nov
10
4:00 PM16:00

Book Signing: The Sea is Purple by Bader Murad

Join Bader as he reads extracts from his book The Sea is Purple, the story of how a young boy’s dreams remain with him into adulthood and contain the magic of miracles. As challenge after challenge is thrown into his path, Bader Murad digs deep to overcome the barriers to success.

The highs and lows of fortune occur with startling regularity, matched at every turn by his determination to achieve his ambition. Bader’s tale is an inspiration to all who encounter obstacles on their way through life.

The event is free and all are welcome.

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Tiny Om Introduces Pearls of Eternity... A unique collection with natural Bahraini pearls
Nov
7
to Nov 8

Tiny Om Introduces Pearls of Eternity... A unique collection with natural Bahraini pearls

Wednesday, 7 November: 6-9 pm
Thursday 8 November: 9am - 6pm

Join us for the launch of tinyOm’s Pearls of Eternity collection. The collection features unique creations using the natural Bahraini pearl, a precious and rare gem, fashioned in 18k rose gold with tinyOm’s contemporary and unique design.

“A pearl in a shell is born when the moonlight meets a drop of dew.”

Everyone is welcome. 

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Monday Night Book Club - The Mother Tongue, The Story of the English Language by Bill Bryson
Oct
29
6:30 PM18:30

Monday Night Book Club - The Mother Tongue, The Story of the English Language by Bill Bryson

Only Bill Bryson could make a book about the English language so entertaining. With his boundless enthusiasm and restless eye for the absurd, this is his astonishing tour of English. From its mongrel origins to its status as the world's most-spoken tongue; its apparent simplicity to its deceptive complexity; its vibrant swearing to its uncertain spelling and pronunciation, Bryson covers all this as well as the many curious eccentricities that make it as maddening to learn as it is flexible to use. 

Bill Bryson's classic Mother Tongue is a highly readable and hilarious tale of how English came to be the world's language.

Please email us at  info@wordsbookstorecafe.com with your name and mobile number if you would like to join us and we will add you to our WhatsApp group.  

BookClub members receive a 10% discount on this month's book selection. 
All are welcome.

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CookBook BookClub - Ottolenghi SIMPLE by Yotam Ottolenghi
Oct
22
7:00 PM19:00

CookBook BookClub - Ottolenghi SIMPLE by Yotam Ottolenghi

Bursting with colourful photography, Ottolenghi SIMPLE showcases Yotam’s standout dishes that will suit whatever type of cooking you find easy – whether that’s getting wonderful food on the table in under 30 minutes, using just one pot to make a delicious meal, or a flavoursome dish that can be prepared ahead and then served when you’re ready. 

These brilliant, flavour-forward dishes are all SIMPLE in at least one (but very often more than one) way: 

S – short on time: less than 30 minutes 
I – 10 ingredients or less
M – make ahead
P – pantry 
L – lazy
E – easier than you think

The rules of our CookBook Club are simple. Look through the book, pick a recipe to prepare, and bring the finished dish to our meeting where we will all indulge in a delicious feast! 

Please email us at info@wordsbookstorecafe.com with your name and mobile number if you would like to join us and we will add you to our WhatsApp group.  

CookBook BookClub members receive a 10% discount on this month's book selection. 

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Book Signing: The Purple Bird by Samar Al-Barghouthi
Oct
20
4:00 PM16:00

Book Signing: The Purple Bird by Samar Al-Barghouthi

Join Dr Samar Al-Barghouthi whilst she reads extracts from her book, The Purple Bird, Palestine - a History and a Tale.  The book is aimed at children and teenagers in the age range 8-14.  The story revolves around a fictional purple bird flying over the skies of Palestine with beautiful illustrations and text to recount the most important historical events that have taken place in Palestine. As the Purple Bird moves from one land to another it witnesses the arrival of the Canaanite Arabs to Palestine, their discoveries, trade and the building of the City of Jerusalem and recounts their current hopes and aspirations.

Dr Samar will be delighted to sign copies of her book and engage with her audience following the reading.

The event is free and all are welcome.

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CookBook Book Club
Jun
25
7:00 PM19:00

CookBook Book Club


Japanese Soul Cooking: Ramen, Tonkatsu, Tempura, and More from the Streets and Kitchens of Tokyo and Beyond  by Tadashi Ono

In Japanese Soul Cooking, Tadashi Ono and Harris Salat introduce you to this irresistible, homey style of cooking. As you explore the range of exciting, satisfying fare, you may recognize some familiar favorites, including ramen, soba, udon, and tempura. Other, lesser known Japanese classics, such as wafu pasta (spaghetti with bold, fragrant toppings like miso meat sauce), tatsuta-age (fried chicken marinated in garlic, ginger, and other Japanese seasonings), and savory omelets with crabmeat and shiitake mushrooms will instantly become standards in your kitchen. 

Ono and Salat’s fascinating exploration of the surprising origins and global influences behind popular dishes is accompanied by rich location photography that captures the energy and essence of this food in everyday life, bringing beloved Japanese comfort food to Western home cooks for the first time.
 

The rules of our CookBook Club are simple. Look through the book, pick a recipe to prepare, and bring the finished dish to our meeting where we will all indulge in a delicious feast! 

Please email us at info@wordsbookstorecafe.com with your name and mobile number if you would like to join us and we will add you to our WhatsApp group.  

CookBook BookClub members receive a 10% discount on this month's book selection. 

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Ramadan Words ALOUD Family Spoken Word Open Mic
Jun
9
3:00 PM15:00

Ramadan Words ALOUD Family Spoken Word Open Mic


A very special Open Mic for Ramadan!

We would love to know what GENEROSITY means to you.

We will share with each other in an informal circle (not a stage) so don't be nervous!

We invite children, teens, young adults, and old adults to share your favourite poems, stories, quotes, and/or passages from secular and religious books.

We invite poets and storytellers of all ages to share original poems and stories.

We invite members of the community involved in charity work to talk about what motivates them.

To get us started, we will have Behesht,  a Year 3 student involved with @Saturday_biriyani_party; Mariam, a medical student; Mariam, a college student and member of @team_amaar ; plus Miro, who will talk to us about @aboxofgoodness

Our M.C. will be Abdulla Khayami, host of  'not art | poetry night' at @sonder.bh.

Please email info@wordsbookstorecafe.com 
to register as a speaker and provide your name, age (if a child), contact number, and what you will be sharing.  

(If time is limited, we will give preference to our youngest contributors)

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100 Bahrain Stories Book Signing
May
12
4:00 PM16:00

100 Bahrain Stories Book Signing

100 Bahrain stories is an independent project which began on social media in January 2016. The ethos of this project is to share the narratives and portraits of 100 individuals who contribute to the rich fabric of life in Bahrain. The aim is also to show that no matter who we are or what we do, we each have our own story and our humanity is shared. 
 
About the author
Born and raised in Australia, Tanzeel Jabbar-Khadir landed in Manama from Melbourne for the first time in 2008. Back then she was so preoccupied with work and her young family that she didn’t take time to explore the Island. She returned to Australia a couple of years later regretting the fact that she hadn’t. Fast forward to 2015, when she and her family found themselves relocating to Bahrain once again. Aware of how lucky she was to have this second chance, this time she promised herself that she would explore the Island as much as she could - and that is what she did. 

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