Amman Coiffure by Lena Tuffaha

Art Credit - PP&P Staff

Art Credit – PP&P Staff

Lena Khalaf Tuffaha writes poetry and literary translation. She has had both good and memorable experiences in hair salons across the Arab world. Many of her poems are inspired by crossing borders: cultural, geographic, political, and linguistic; borders between the present and the living past. Her work has appeared in the journalMagnolia, Exit 13 magazine, Al-Ahram weekly, and the Seattle Times. Most recently, three of her poems appear in the June issue of the online poetry journal The Lake, based in the UK. www.thelakepoetry.co.uk. Several of her poems are forthcoming in the online journal Humanwww.humanjournal.org, based in Turkey, and in Floating Bridge Review’s Fall 2014 issue. At home with her family in Redmond, Washington, she lets her natural curls grow wild.

View of Amman skyline with red geraniums at sunset.

View of Amman skyline with red geraniums at sunset.

Lena, Rainbow Street neighborhood, Amman.

Lena, Rainbow Street neighborhood, Amman.

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2 thoughts on “Amman Coiffure by Lena Tuffaha

  1. I love how you capture the true Amman encounters with your words and you make me miss those subtle familiar experiences. I love and long for that flawless Amman look and find myself looking for alternatives all the time when I’m here in the United States. I try hard and go way out of my way and I have come to realize that it’s just not going to be the same .

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