Author

 
Iman Rappetti

Iman Rappetti

    On, er, motherhood
    On, er, motherhood
    I don’t want this to be a lamentation. I don’t want this to be a rant. I want to write a celebratory, glowing piece about how wonderful the...
    ​Starved of a soft place to land
    ​Starved of a soft place to land
    I have fasted in my life — once for a period of two months. Eating at dawn and sunset each day but going without during the day. In times of...
    Grandmother, mother, martyr
    Grandmother, mother, martyr
    I remember a pink jersey knitted for me by my mother’s mother. A tiny jersey to fit my small primary school frame. Wrong initials in white but no...
    On our ill-conceived normality: An ode to 'the mad ones'​
    On our ill-conceived normality: An ode to 'the mad ones'​
    We have an uncle who has been declared by society and the state to be mad. Uncle Philip. He heard many voices in his head.
    The fatwa versus the fools
    The fatwa versus the fools
    Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini. To many the bearded cleric is a menacing symbol of militant Shi'ite Islam. But to millions of his admirers, both...