[Bio] @rihan_h_mustapha: Rihan Mustapha, the 37-year Arabian writer is an ESL instructor by day and a poetess by night. She has published two books so far and what's beautiful about her books is the fact that these were published as tributes to Rihan's late father and a friend. We truly cannot express how touched we are - now you know why they say, fall in love with a writer and you will remain.
Rihan was introduced to writing by a close friend of hers when she accidentally stumbled up on a poem written the friend in 2013. Rihan's immediate reaction was, "You wrote this! Love it! I want to write too", marking the beginning of this journey with words. Inspired by life, today, Rihan writes short poems on Love, Heartbreak, Morals, Friendships and more. Rihan enjoys writing and loves to experiment with her words, "I've always liked my words to be arranged in a special way on Greeting cards, Friendly notes, Invites and the like", she said.
Rihan grew up far away from her Homeland, amidst the mixture of cultures and this has played a huge role in her life. "It has played a big role in shaping 'Me' and what I am today", says Rihan talking about her personal life.
Rihan is a humanitarian, a coffee-addict and is currently based in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Here's a few more questions Rihan answered for us:
GPC: When you're not writing what do you do?
Rihan: My ideal place to write is at a small table in my kitchen when there’s no one around as it’s more convient for me to make fresh coffee whenever I want.
GPC: When you're not writing, what do you do?
R: I don’t have a routine, but I do what I feel ‘like doing’, such as reading, watching movies and TV shows, going out with friends, learning a new language, and so on.
GPC: What are you currently reading?
R: A draft of a novel my friend wrote and hopefully it will see light very soon.
GPC: Your favourite poet?
R: I don’t have a favorite poet. I like reading words that I can feel regardless who wrote them. The lis of my favorite and dear modern poets is endless. Some of which are Ryan Christiano, Jeremy George, Kenneth Bryant, Maxwell Ryder and Ahmad Alkhatat.
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