Tag Archives: aubergines

A Community of Displaced People

Alexandria, Egypt.  Summer, 1966, during the Six Day War. 4.am. We arose silently, dressed, gathered our meagre belongings and went outside. The police, also silent, led us into their waiting cars, the engines idling softly, ready to move.. Then quietly, … Continue reading

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Khorestheh Badamjan (Aubergine/Eggplant) Stew

I was propped up in an Iranian hospital bed, trying not to laugh or hiccup or sneeze because of the Caesarian’s stiches.  Sitting by me was a beautiful Iranian woman, one of my students from the women’s college (yes, we … Continue reading

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