North Africa & Middle East

The Red Pencil

“Amira, look at me,” Muma insists. She collects both my hands in hers. “The Janjaweed attack without warning. If ever they come–run.” Finally, Amira is twelve. Old enough to wear …

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The Butter Man

As young Nora waits impatiently for her mother to come home from work and for her father to serve the long-simmering couscous that smells so delicious, her father tells her …

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