Ayelet Tsabari. "To have a voice as a woman, let alone as a Mizrahi woman, as a woman of color, in this world — that is subversive to me." Noa Yafe

Being a Mizrahi Woman in Israel: This Yemeni Author Explains Identity Politics to English Readers

Ayelet Tsabari’s memoir, ‘The Art of Leaving,’ offers a rare narrative about a globe-trotting woman who flees home. Now that she has reconciled with her Yemenite roots and (partially) with Israel, she explains what drove her away

I have to go. Leaving is the only thing I know how to do. That seemed to be the one stable thing in my life, the ritual of picking up, throwing out or giving away the little I have, packing and taking off....

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