It took moving to Chicago for Sayed Kashua to visit a mosque
For the first time in his, the writer wasn’t at his parents’ home for the Id al-Fitr holiday.
We’ve been in the Midwest for a week now. Sometimes it’s very hot, sometimes it’s raining. We’ve been staying at my cousin’s house in an incredibly green and quiet town a half-hour’s drive from Chicago. My cousin is a doctor. He’s lived here for several decades. This year the poor guy decided to spend the summer with his wife and children back in the homeland, to go back to their roots...
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