Arrival — A Poem Handholds worn smooth, an old boat rolls on the swell. Black hair, tattoo-man gestures — the sound of surf  and short, shaved-head man shouts something rough,  stabs an ugly glance at everyone huddled looking back. Above the boat, a quarter moon declines towards the sea and a woman’s other life slips … Read more

Irkhaya Farm 25-1-20

Irkhaya Farm is another of Qatar’s wildlife secrets. It sits unpromisingly on the perimeter of a sand processing factory and you approach it down an unmade road. A guard sits in a cabin beside the locked gate and by means of a mime involving binoculars and a bird watching book, you establish you’re here for … Read more