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  By Dana Husam Abdullah “Reema, Reema, open the door!” Her grandma rapped on it. She sighed, and got up out of bed, “Coming, nanna.” Her grandmother; ever so beautiful, healthy and spirited for her age; held a tray of freshly squeezed orange juice. “I know you said not interrupt you for an hour until you’re done with your project,” …

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Because of Sara – Part 8

By Dana Husam Abdullah September 24, 2015 When his wife did not finish the fillet mignon, Ahmed Mahmoud knew he can no longer avoid asking. “Keep the change,” he told the waiter when handing him the bill. He then turned to Nadia, who made no sign of wanting to move, “what’s wrong?” “The children” she simply said, her eyes on …

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The Second wife 

  This story happened just after the Second World War. The lady in question was a young energetic nurse in the army who spent 5 years tending wounded soldiers. As the war ended, the young woman who was now in her early thirties came back to her parent’s family. Being a little older than the girls of marrying age, she …

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Because of Sara – Part 6

  By Dana Husam Abdullah November 23, 2014 “Thank you for inviting me to your home, Nadia,” Sawsan said, greeting her with a kiss on both cheeks. “This foyer alone is the size of half my apartment.” “Oh, not a problem. Wow, look at you with the hijab, so different!” She replied, touching a loose strand. “I’ve instructed Kiria to …

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