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Inspired by my fellows by Tim

Being a member of Write to Life writing group has benefited me in many different ways, I have to admit. It's really, really amazing coming across different talents from different backgrounds but with almost an identical past enemy: persecution or torture. One of the things that strike me the most is, I discover that most of my experiences are shared by my colleagues.

It has been also amazing learning about our differences, having come from different parts of the globe. The biggest surprise comes when I find striking similarities in certain beliefs or way of life between my people in the DRC, and say people in Syria. So this is only one of the many unique benefits Write to Life and LOBI has offered.

Another priceless benefit has been that of learning from my fellow members at the Write to Life and LOBI through their writings. Hassan Bahri is one example of them. Having survived persecution in Syria, Hassan is now member of the write to Life. A fellow writer whose pieces of writing make me identify myself as well as his writings' sense humor making it look irresistibly powerful. This is evidenced in almost all his pieces of writing but A Reporter Who Died From Obesity and Never bury Your Shit Too Deep have got to be my favorites, difficult to call though. You can read and learn more about Hassan and his writing here...
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posted by Blogger sophie nicholls at 11:28 am

It's great to have you blogging for us, Tim. Thanks.    



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