Tag Archives: Muslim

Broken Bridge from Dreams to Reality

I sat on the edge of the bed waiting for Mama to settle herself in the room. She sat down with her cup of green tea in her hands which she drinks at least twice a day. Her bedroom was quite small and crowded, but we had no other place but here to have a conversation without our guests and ... Read More »

A Dream Fulfilled (Egypt)

            Ali (name changed) grew up in a privileged, upper-economic status home in Cairo, Egypt.  With a light-skinned complexion and a lanky-athletic build, Ali attended one of the best private Christian schools in Cairo even though he and his family were practicing Muslims.  He was proud (and perhaps overly confident) that his English language and ... Read More »

Shoukatbanu Merchant

I came on Christmas Day in 1970. I was living in Bombay, and had gotten divorced. In Bombay, you had to buy a house or go through the black market. I left my children in a hostel, and the youngest with a brother. Another brother sponsored me, and I studied at Foothill College. I already had a degree in Chemistry ... Read More »