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

Essay/
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