'Your papers, please' must never be heard in America
Independent voices from the TWT Communities
Indira Ganesan's "Sweet as Honey" could be said to be about marriage, but like Virginia Woolf's "To the Lighthouse," which supplies this novel's epigraphs, it is also about love and families and, ultimately, about the passage of time and the ways we experience it.
What happens when you ask a group of food world luminaries to come up with their picks for Best Food Scene in a movie?
In "democratic" Egypt, even children are persecuted. Consider the following true story: Mina, 9, and Nabil, 10, are Coptic children from a poor village in Upper Egypt. Mina and Nabil are illiterate. One day, they were playing in a pile of papers by the side of the road. They found an old, torn book that turned out to be a Koran. A bystander saw them and accused them of tearing up the Koran. He filed charges against them and a district attorney issued an order to place them in a juvenile detention facility until their trial.
Mina, the 10-year old who narrates these events, explains that Meterling's parents are dead, so like Mina herself, she lives with their grandmother.