two children making faces under Palestine's flag in alley

writing & Reporting

My journalism and writing address subjects relating to the Middle East, international politics, migration, gender and social and environment justice—often, the many intersections of these themes. I am the author of ‘Where The Water Ends’ a narrative journalism book that documents experiences of conflict, crisis and borders at the European frontier in Greece.



Forced migration globally doubled in the decade leading up to 2019. At the same time, more than 20,000 people died or disappeared while attempting to gain entry to Europe since 2012, the year the EU was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.

Where the Water Ends traces the story of this frontier from the perspective of migrants from the Middle East and locals in Greece—a country now marginalised within the EU and precariously hosting some 90,000 refugees. This is human history in the best sense. In this account, we see the intricate and complex daily, monthly and yearly challenges of those seeking, within or outside of 'the system', a future for themselves and their loved ones.

Where the Water Ends urges us to reflect on the lessons of the past, the isolationist spirit of the present, and the promises and failures of the international institutions and conventions we continue to rely on in our hope for a better

where the water ends book cover, book by Zoë A Holman