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

The Brieske Effect
    March 18, 2014

When the universe comes knocking at my door, I listen.

Language and culture
    February 4, 2014

Tears filled my eyes, joy filled my heart, as I read the final projects of my Omani female students in the class on language and culture that I offer at Sultan Qaboos University.

Standing Tall
    January 7, 2014

It matters not what people say
What words they use to crush your soul
I am the one in control
I am the creator of it all.

12 reasons why I love His Majesty
    November 26, 2013

12. His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said built Oman slowly but steadily, while keeping a striking, unique balance between modernity and tradition keeping Omani character and flavour intact while introducing it to the modern world.

Omani character
    November 12, 2013

As part of an ongoing quest to research and document Omani identity as exemplified in oral and written heritage (proverbs) and modern traditions (WhatsApp messages), I continue analysing Omani proverbs and modern tales.