“Ramadan Blues” – A Short Story by Wajahat Ali

 A child prepares food for Iftar (evening meal) before the breaking of fast on the first day of Ramadan. (REUTERS/Athar Hussain) The story originally appeared in the anthology, POW-WOW (Da Capo Press, 2009).“I promise.”The young boy – ashamed, dishonored, and fearing the wrath of a vengeful, omnipotent Allah – promised his Pakistani immigrant father with conviction and resolve.“I promise not to eat during my fast. I will only eat at maghrib, aft … [Read more...]


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