Nazira’s Notebook

Hello. I’m Nazira, and I love to write.

I have a passion for telling stories and helping people to tell theirs.

Nazira’s Notebook brings together information about my publications, projects, and activities.

Please explore the site and visit the contact page to get in touch with with questions and comments. I look forward to hearing from you.

Peace and blessings,

Nazira F. Vania

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Poem: Celebration Time!

Joy and generosity fill hearts and homes. Everything about Eid simply glows! Celebration Time! ‘Eid day is here!’ the children all cheer On the sighting of the new moon. The grownups feel a little bit sad: ‘But Ramadan has left us too soon!’ And then they remember that this special day Is a time of […]

Poem: Remembrance

For it is with these gifts, Yielded through fasting, That I am reminded… Remembrance Praise Allah! Alhumdulillah!* For the fatigue in my limbs, The tightness in my throat, The parched landscape of my tongue. For it is with these gifts, Yielded through fasting, That I am reminded how I am fortunate, I am blessed, I […]

Poem: Whispers

This month is a mirror, an invitation to reflect… Whispers They’re supposed to be locked up. So what is this thing that still whispers to me? It came from the inside. Has one been left behind? Escaped imprisonment and taken up residence in my mind? This month is a mirror, an invitation to reflect. A […]

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