I wrote this collection of short stories from my observations of the reality of the countryside in the north of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan during the period between 2012 and 2014. I have lived there since 2008, hence they are stories from reality that contain discontent as well as strength and illuminations.
These are three stories, and each one of them screams loudly “NO”.
These short stories were derived from what I saw, heard, or wondered about in my head as I registered attendance and absence, in the story of “Maryman”, for instance.
These stories are meant for young people, and they concern us, adults, as well. I found my three noes and each of us will find others upon reading these stories, as well as finding yes too.
Finally, are the challenges facing young people, and women in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan different from what their counterparts face in any other country? You should read until the end to find out.
About the Author
The author Dr. Nisrein Abu-darwish, was born in 1980 in Maan south of Jordan. she is Jordanian and three of her grandmothers are Armenian.she lived fourteen years in Saudia Arabia with her four sisters and one brother, and her caring loving mother and father, where her father was an engineer there.
The author is married and has three children .she lives in Ajloun north of Jordan since 2008 where her husband lives. a big changing event in her life was when her mother, grandfather, and her brother died in a car accident in 2013, their car was hit by another car driven by a minor, after that, her father builds a large free big hall for the community and named it after his late son’s name (Dr. Bashar Abu darwish), also her father makes a charitable organization with the same name(Dr. Bashar Abu darwish), the author is a member in that organization.
About the author’s education, She has a Ph.D. in management from WISE University, Amman Jordan 2020. She is also a lecturer in computer science at Ajloun faculty, Al-Balq’a applied University. She received her B.S in computer science from AHU University2004, Maan, Jordan, and her MS.c in computer science from JU University, Amman, Jordan 2010. she has a long career ( 2005-2020) in teaching computer science courses. More than ten years of her career experience are at Ajloun faculty, while the first three-years of them were at Maan faculty.