Najwa Zebian

Najwa Zebian was born in Lebanon and moved to Canada when she was sixteen. A secondary school teacher and doctoral candidate in educational leadership, Zebian self-published two collections Mind Platter, and The Nectar of Pain using the CreateSpace Publishing Platform. These have both been picked up by Andrews McMeel and are being re-released in revised editions.

Poetry

Mind Platter

[Kansas City, Missouri]: Andrews McMeel Publishing, [2018].
PS8649 .E25 M56 2018

Publisher’s Synopsis (from its website)

Mind Platter is a compilation of reflections on life as seen through the eyes of an educator, student, and human who experienced her early days in silence. It is written in the words of a woman who came from Lebanon to Canada at the age of sixteen and experienced what it was like to have fate push her to a place where she didn’t belong. It is written in the voice of every person who has felt unheard, mistreated, misjudged, or unseen. The book contains over 200 one-page reflections on topics we encounter in our everyday lives: love, friendship, hurt, inspiration, respect, motivation, integrity, honesty, and more. Mind Platter is not about the words it contains, but what the reader makes of them. May this book give a voice to those who need one, be a crying shoulder for those who yearn for someone to listen, and inspire those who need a reminder of the power they have over their lives.

Poetry

The Nectar of Pain

[Kansas City, Missouri]: Andrews McMeel Publishing, [2018].
PS8649 .E25 N43 2018

Publisher’s Synopsis (from its website)

In The Nectar of Pain, Zebian sheds light on the feelings and experiences that emerge from a painful heartbreak. She writes that the process of cleansing oneself of that pain—day by day, hour by hour, and second by second—is the real work of healing. With uncommon warmth and wisdom, Zebian empowers all who have lost to let go of anger and transform their suffering into the softness, sweetness, and beauty of nectar. She holds her readers by the hand as they heal.

Poetry

Sparks of Phoenix

[Kansas City, Missouri]: Andrews McMeel Publishing, [2019].
under consideration

Publisher’s Synopsis (from its website)

As the phoenix emerges from its ashes, Zebian emerges ablaze in these pages, not only as a survivor of abuse, but as a teacher and healer for all those who have struggled to understand, reclaim, and rise above a history of pain. The book is divided into six chapters, and six stages of healing: Falling, Burning to Ashes, Sparks of Phoenix, Rising, Soaring, and finally, A New Chapter, which demonstrates a healthy response to new love as the result of authentic healing. With her characteristic vulnerability, courage, and softness, Zebian seeks to empower those who have been made to feel ashamed, silenced, or afraid; she urges them, through gentle advice and personal revelation, to raise their voices, rise up, and soar.

Links

Publisher Andrews McMeel Publishing

Najwa Zebian’s personal website