Youssef Writes

Grab a cup of coffee, plug in your earphones, sit back and relax, and enjoy my modest writings.


January 2017

Trump the Demagogue

Recently, there has been talks concerning Donald Trump's ban on refugees. Many a platform stated the ban should concern the holders of the Green Card, too. Trump's ban includes 7 countries, namely, Iraq, Syria, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen. Donald... Continue Reading →


The Promised Land

Take me by the hand. Fly me to the Promised Land Where nothing has an end.  

The Forty Rules of Love Review–Youssef Writes!

Elif Shafak is a Turkish author and feminist born in France. Known for her best seller "The Bastard of Istanbul", Shafak had gained more fame when she wrote "The Forty Rules of Love" The Forty Rules of Love is a... Continue Reading →

The leap of deceit

Hard as it can be, irrelevant as it may seem, my filth lured my innocence. In a pitch-black ribbed cave, adulthood lurked in the aloof abyss. I stood on a cliff, my limbs wavered; but the desires to clinch on... Continue Reading →

The Vortex

Lost in a vortex of thoughts, tides thrashed me apart. A pitch-black sky, flashes of light, dazed my sight. Floundering in the whirly waters, the tumult of the unfathomable twenties distilled my brittle hopes. In the midst of the delirium,... Continue Reading →

One Hundred Years of Solitude—Review by Youssef Hamdi

First of all, I  might not have covered all of what the book bears because I tend to forget a lot. I was hesitant whether to call it a review since I feel it's much more of a bird's eye... Continue Reading →

The Broken Lass

The Broken Lass: A poem by Youssef Hamdi   A four-cornered room imprisoned her being.  A malice surrounding shattered her dream.     

Nocturnal Animal

A heap of puzzled feelings Under a white-spotted sky. The burdens I carry Disappear into the night.   But there her figure recurred in the dark. An image instilled in a galactic star That vanished at the first sight. Blackness... Continue Reading →

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