To have life is to know death,
To have love is to know grief,
To have time is to know it is brief.
–Razan H. Abdul Majeed
This beautiful collection of poetry expresses raw sentiments that speak to our deepest part. Written in an authentic voice, On Loss: A Daughter’s Journey Through Grief is a tribute of hope to anyone who has loved deeply, lost greatly and is struggling to make sense of it all.
Razan Hamdi Abdulrahman Abdul Majeed was born in Jordan in
1979. She is a UAE national of Palestinian/Jordanian origin. She
grew up in Dubai and currently resides there.
Upon receiving her Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science
from London, she returned to Dubai in 1999 and entered the
corporate world at the age of nineteen, beginning a fifteen-year
career in the field of Human Capital. In 2000, she took some time
off work to earn her post-graduate degree from Exeter University,
The author left a well-established and successful career in 2015 to
pursue her life-long passion for world travel. She embarked on an
extensive and inspiring solo journey of exploration, adventure and
spirituality. She trekked long distances across Spain, covering the
complete French Way on the Camino de Santiago route, among
other pilgrimage routes. She hiked challenging mountain trails in
Europe, rode horses in the wilderness and spent considerable time
in nature to simply reflect and write.
The author also travelled for many months across most of South
America, exploring remote and bucket-list places, and acquainting
herself with native and Latin cultures. She spent some of her time
there working as a volunteer in a privately owned reserve in Minas
Gerais, Brazil, immersing herself in sustainability and preservation
initiatives related to the environment and local communities.
The author returned to Dubai in 2018 to establish herself as a writer