Tea & Thread PB a collection of stories recipes and traditional.. by S Bathgate
This fabulous book introduces 17 diverse women from the Middle East. The stories and stunning photography offer glimpses into these women's memories of life before war, war-time difficulties, and the uncertainties of being a refugee. The portraits that appear grew out of mutual hospitality among humanitarian workers and women affected by conflicts in the Middle East. Many of the stories come from refugee craft initiatives, where women meet to encourage each other and maintain their resilience in the face of the hardships they have experienced and continue to endure. In collaboration with the authors and other volunteers, the women who share their stories here present an often poignant look at their dramatically altered lives. The collected family recipes and traditional handicrafts invite readers to share the cultural riches that remain in these women's possession.
"Over many cups of tea, despite our differences, the participants in this project have strengthened the thread of our shared humanity. We would like to extend this thread to you, our readers. We hope that these stories will kindle your openness to refugees and new immigrant families in your own communities; that you will be encouraged to take action-to offer hospitality, to listen, to include, and to start new conversations and connections." Katrina Flett Gulbrandsen, co-author.
"I recommend this book on so many levels, including -at our Author Dinner of this book I made several of the recipes and they all worked out a treat" Christine