Of Haircuts, Pakoras and Pink Lemonade

The author, age 10.

For me, growing up as an expat, Ramadan has been largely about celebrating my Pakistani heritage.  Living in Buenos Aires, in the late 80s when Muslim communities were still a rarity, the act of observing and celebrating such an occasion was often relegated to a handful of Pakistanis who were able to brave sundown in the Argentinian capital.  At the time, the country was going through one of its worst economic crises; burglaries and home invasions were rampant and almost everyone had a story … [Read more...]


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