Arab-American conference interview (in Arabic) 2019
That foray into the “preemie” world is one Parry Sound children’s author Alhan Rahimi tries to capture in her book My Preemie Sister is One, which illustrates her newborn’s experience at Orillia Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital Neo-Natal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) through the eyes of her three-year-old sister Hala.
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“Yara is not an actual person, she’s fiction, but there are many children who had to leave their homes like Yara, they had to go through the same emotional things she had to go through,” Rahimi said told the students. “They had to leave everything behind, they had to leave their favourite toys or their favourite books and come and start fresh with new people in a new country — these parts are real, but Yara herself is fictional.”
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