Malaka Shwaikh

Palestinian writer and MA Graduate in International Politics and Law from the University of Sheffield

Malaka is a Palestinian freelance writer living in Sheffield. She has graduated with a BA in English literature from the Islamic University of Gaza and a MA in global politics and law from the University of Sheffield in Britain.
Over Two Dozen UK Students' Unions Backed

Over Two Dozen UK Students' Unions Backed BDS

The latest BDS victory in the UK was at the Sussex Students' Union on Friday the 27th of March. Sussex tried last year to pass an academic boycott motion that ended unsuccessfully with the majority of students voting against it.
31/03/2015 14:22 BST
Christmas Break: A Wide

Christmas Break: A Wide Smile

Living in England is not a privilege. Here, everything seems to be taken for granted. Few could imagine how it feels to be prohibited from going back home. Or have the feeling of not being able to try calming your traumatised siblings down after they had to run over corpses of neighbours and friends.
17/12/2014 11:50 GMT
Student Activists Lobby UK Visa Office for Gaza to

Student Activists Lobby UK Visa Office for Gaza to Re-Open

At least ten Gazan students have been awarded MA scholarships to study in the UK universities but have not yet been able to travel. This is mainly because the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in the UK has ordered the UK office in Gaza to remain closed, even though the war is over.//
19/09/2014 13:06 BST
My Family Are Alive, But What They Have Been Through Is

My Family Are Alive, But What They Have Been Through Is Undescribable

On Sunday, I was in London preparing myself to go to Sheffield. I checked the news and the first photo I noticed is of my aunt and cousin along with their children. They were crying. This was scary enough for me to start unconsciously crying. Reading the news, I know that my family have no more homes or are dead.
29/07/2014 13:04 BST