18. Memories of Tunisia – Ramadan

This is a continuation of a series of posts which starts here.  Today, 27 May 2017, is the start of Ramadan, and reading tweets about it made me reflect on my experiences of Ramadan in Muslim country. I remember the excitement in the air, the sense that it was a special month. It reminded me of…

12. The day I skinned a rabbit

This post is the twelfth in a series which starts HERE. (August 1997) Samir’s father motions for me to follow him into the garden. He goes to a ramshackle shed full of white rabbits and grabs one by the ears. I notice he has a knife in his other hand. One of Samir’s sisters joins us and I…