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The Team

Co- Founder/
Editor in Chief 2020-

A.R.Arthur (formerly A.R.Salandy) is a Black Mixed-race poet & writer who has spent most of his life in Kuwait jostling between the UK & America. Anthony's work has been published over 240 times internationally. Anthony's Flash Fiction was shortlisted and received an honourable mention in the 2022 The Dillydoun Flash Fiction Prize Competition. Anthony has 3 published chapbooks titled 'The Great Northern Journey' 2020 (Lazy Adventurer Publishing) & 'Vultures' 2021 (Roaring Junior Press) as well as a novel 'The Sands of Change' 2021 (Alien Buddha Press). Anthony's Chapbook 'Half Bred' was the Winner of the 2021 'The Poetry Question' Chapbook contest. Anthony is the EIC of Fahmidan Journal/Publishing & Co, Review Editor at Full House Literary & Poetry Editor at Chestnut Review. Twitter/Instagram: @arsalandy


Ranna Kisswani


Co-Editor in Chief

Emeritus 2020- Feb 2022

Ranna is an American with Jordanian-Iranian background. She has grown up in Kuwait and her 'third culture' influences a lot of her writing and interests. Growing up a proud and vocal girl in the Middle East has shaped much of Ranna's narrative and her interests. She likes to indulge in matters of politics, philosophy, and anything new she comes across. Ranna aims to highlight both the struggle and the beauty in everyday life through her writing in the lens of a 'Third Culture' child. She is a rising freshman at St. John's College in Annapolis.

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Yasmine Dashti


Currently studying a bachelor’s degree in English Literature at Cardiff University, she is extremely passionate about all things literary and enjoys the range in which literature can come in and its ability to evoke deep-rooted emotions, struggles, and identities. With a mixed background and ties to Kuwait, the United Kingdom, and Canada, Yasmine strives to engage readers with the multiculturalism we see around the world and give a voice to those who feel silenced. Yasmine also enjoys writing herself with a particular liking to poetry and short prose pieces. Her writing is inspired by everyday interactions and moments in hopes of capturing the universality of the human experience and break down the barriers society can strain between individuals.

Areeba Bhajikhara has studied literature for several years and has been a part of and ran two editorial magazines up to now. She is a writer for Teen Times who focuses on activism and niche feminist issues pertaining to the middle east and internationally. She also reads and analyses all kinds of literary works in her free time. As well as, she has published several articles in the past and continues to do so. Several projects have been started under her care and mentorship and she continues to dedicate her time to volunteering. Being involved in the community, she has also given a TED Talk and passionately cares about the environment. As a lover of the arts and science she now studies Biomedical Science in Canada, yet never forgetting the literary world that gave her the zest to truly appreciate and enjoy her life.

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Farah Hasan is an emerging artist studying Psychology at the University of the West of England. Originally from Syria, Farah was brought up in Kuwait and attended international schools her entire life, exposed to diverse environments where people of all cultures were united in one setting, allowing her to broaden her knowledge, opinions, and perspectives. She produces artworks which contribute to portray the different societal problems that arrive with the bliss of diversity and equality, or lack thereof. Her aim in the future is to reflect her inner mind and thoughts onto a canvas while simultaneously being able to treat one’s own inner mind, and possibly even combine the two.

Farah Hasan

Cover Artist

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