Paul Samuel Dolman
Paul Samuel Dolman
May 29, 2021
Najwa Zebian #837
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A beautiful conversation with soulful poet Najwa Zebian on her new book, Welcome Home: A Guide to Building a Home for Your Soul. This incredible woman shares her deepest self here in the most eloquent way and I felt deeply privileged to bare sacred witness to the experience.

Najwa Zebian is a Lebanese Canadian activist, author, speaker, and educator. Her search for a home was central to her early years as she struggled to find her place in the world. She became a teacher and a doctoral candidate in educational leadership. As Najwa began to write in an effort to connect with and heal her first students, a group of young refugees, she found that she was also writing to heal herself. The author of three collections of poetry, she delivered the TEDx talk “Finding Home Through Poetry” and recently launched a digital school, Soul Academy, and a podcast, Stories of the Soul. Her work has been featured in The New York Times, Glamour, Elle Canada, HuffPost, and more.

Her work draws from feelings of displacement and heartbreak and addresses themes of love, friendship, honesty, and identity. A revised edition of her 2016 bestselling self-published first collection, Mind Platter, came out with Andrews McMeel Publishing in 2018, followed by her second title, The Nectar of Pain. Zebian’s third book, Sparks of Phoenix, was published in 2019 and recounts Zebian’s journey in healing from abuse and rebuilding.

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