Samira Thomas

is a PhD candidate in curriculum and pedagogy at the University of British Columbia in Canada. Her research focuses on understanding cosmopolitanism as a curriculum that promotes resilience and wisdom. 

Written by Samira Thomas

Slowly does it; gardener Mohammed Kabir, 105, began reviving the Darulaman Palace gardens in Afghanistan in 2012, of which he says: ‘Green is happiness, green is peace. Who doesn’t like that?’ Photo by Lalage Snow

War and peace
In praise of patience

Resilience is the fashionable prescription for trauma. But bouncing back is not the only – or best – way to bear sorrow

Samira Thomas