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Hala Droubi

A Syrian journalist, she studied Psychology at The American University in Beirut and did her Masters in Print Journalism at Columbia University. She was part of The New York Times team in Beirut covering the crisis in Syria and then moved to Dubai where she worked as an editor in Yahoo!.

3 Articles by this author

Mending Broken Dreams While Fighting With Taxi Drivers

Mending Broken Dreams While Fighting With Taxi Drivers

The smug ego is also the defeated ego. It’s the reflection of a self whose dreams have been crushed. It knows that it must be sacrificed at the altar of inner peace, yet it stays on and fights its small, superfluous battles.

Wearing me out

Wearing me out

I am happy with what the products will fail to conceal – satisfied with the traces that show that, as Teta put it, the Murabitoun were here; except on my face, those are not traces of destruction, but of life. My life was here.

Seeking The Details That I Fear

Seeking The Details That I Fear

I devote myself to the reading of Iraqi novels. I gain familiarity with the East Karrada district and learn to distinguish it –in my mind's…