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Culture writer & journalist. Forthcoming EYELINER: A CULTURAL HISTORY, Penguin & Vintage, November 2023. Editor Our Women on the Ground (Penguin ‘19)
May 15, 2018 6 tweets 3 min read
#MyNakbaStory thread: 1/ In June 1947, my grandpa Abu Adel secured a building permit from the Government of #Palestine for a home in Balad al-Shaykh, a village on the outskirts of #Haifa. For yrs, he'd been selling ful medammes (favabean stew) & hummus from the back of a donkey— 2/ —his first ever business partner. He'd take the donkey from one Palestinian village to another, traveling along unmarked roads in and around Haifa from sunrise to sunset. The people of those villages came to know my grandfather as بياع الفول, the ful seller.