I met Hatem in the Sahara Oasis town of Kibili.

We were invited to the Date Festival there, and Hatem was translating as he speaks Arabic, French and English.

See my last article,

Tunisian Tourism. What’s Gone Wrong?

He sent me his own song and I’m publishing it on B-C-ing-U! because I think it’s really good!

See below.

Hatem’s hoping to live in America, but he’s having a few visa problems.

I wish him luck.

Hatem Dhwibi, a.k.a CoOL Burn, a 28 years old male from Tunisia, Africa.
Arabic is my native language, but i write and think in english, i express myself better when am using english language. The songs i wrote are based on true stories, mostly of me. My first song entitled “Paradise of Pain”, a love song. Second song entitled “Rest in peace Dad”, about the death incident of my father which still has a bad effect on me.
And i wrote some other songs which i didn’t publish yet.
Unfortunately, i found no opportunity to be someone in my country, may be because i’m poor or may be because singing and writing in english is still not popular in my country. But i will keep chasing my dreams. 2Pac and Eminem and Bob Marley were my first inspiration. I most times lose the want to write and sing, but i will keep doing it because i love to.




About Lyn

LYN FUNNELL CV (well, sort of!) Lyn had very successful careers as an Air Hostess, Sales Rep, (she was one of only a couple of women. She beat all the men regularly, becoming the Top Rep in the UK, and 2nd in the world.) And then Catering took over. She did everything from the washing-up, to Silver Service Waitress, and Chef. A few times, she had to cook the meal, dash round the other side and Silver Serve it! In between all this, she wrote as often as she could, building up a reputation as a published short story writer, (Horror and a twist in the tale,) and a Poet. She has appeared as a Performing Poet, and a Demo Chef. Then she discovered the world of the Food & Travel Writer. And that’s what she has continued doing to this day. Her main hobbies are Cookery and entering Competitions. She has won many prizes, including holidays and a moped. She enjoys entering Competitions, submitting her original recipes. She was first in many Competitions, including the Good Housekeeping Millenium Menu, Fruits of France, Bernard Matthews Turkey Recipe, and appeared on BBC’s The One Show Spag Bol contest. She was one of three Finalists, coming 2nd, which makes her Britain’s Spag Bol Queen! Now she runs B-C-ing-U! and loves it! After several years of being messed around by Editors, and having loads of contacts, Lyn formed her own online Magazine, vowing to treat her writers fairly, and to do everything possible to further their careers, publicise their books, etc. She now has a band of excellent regular writers, and the Magazine’s going from strength to strength! Lyn’s online published books; Adverse Camber A collection of my published poems. The First Book of Short Stories The Second Book of Short Stories The Third Book of Short Stories. Many of these stories have been previously published. St Anthony of Padua. The Patron St of the Old. A story of one woman’s terrible ordeal in a Home, and her family’s rescue of her. The Girl Who Watched. A Cuban girl is attacked by an English journalist & what follows! Willy the Whizz & the Wormhole. Suitable for Young Adults, aged 15-95! Get Out Of Debt And Stay Out – Forever! Unsympathetic, hard-hitting, realistic solutions to your problems. All these books are published by Andrews UK Ltd www.andrewsuk.com No, I didn’t pay them to Vanity Publish! They’re all available from Amazon, and many other online publishers. LYN FUNNELL.