About Roberta Taman

Roberta Taman, a Canadian, left public service 10 years ago to travel and work internationally with her husband. Since that time, the two have lived and worked in many countries, particularly Asia. Roberta worked for the United Nations as project manager for road reconstruction in Afghanistan. Between assignments the couple lives in a tiny farm village in the south of France.

Bad Dreams

Our winning essay this winter is an account of events the year the author was 15. Her use of simple short sentences is especially effective for writing about childhood trauma and for reminding us about children’s disenfranchisement. More of my comments on how the author’s writing succeeds follow the essay. Roberta Taman notes that she … Continue reading

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