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Najma-al Zidjaly
    Najma  al Zidjaly

    We Need to Talk

    Najma al Zidjaly is a writer and associate professor of linguistics and intercultural communication in the English department of the College of Arts & Social Sciences, Sultan Qaboos University. You can e-mail her at

Myths about Omanis
    October 21, 2014

Misconceptions are erroneous formations or mistaken notions, views or attitudes brought about by ignorance and misunderstanding.

The Alchemist
    September 30, 2014

The world is celebrating the 25th anniversary of The Alchemist, one of the most powerful spiritual books ever written - a must read for all people, especially the young, by the Brazilian author Paulo Coelho.

    August 5, 2014

One of the most powerful self-development books I have read is a manual called The Concise 48 Laws of Power by Robert Greene. The laws are based on ancient wisdom and the writings of great thinkers, including Machiavelli, Sun-tzu and Carl von Clausewitz.

We Need To Talk
    June 24, 2014

One characteristic that desperately needs to be rewired in Omanis - the absence of which is detrimental personally, socially and internationally - is lack of social responsibility. Such responsibility includes personal, moral, and environmental components.

We are different
    June 10, 2014

When you work in the field of intercultural communication, you recognise, sooner or later, that Oman is different from all other Arab and Western countries.

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