From BILA HUDOOD: An Excerpt of Charles Akl’s ‘Food for Copts’

“A study of Coptic school sandwiches – or how to get your mother to make you the best chicken sandwich in the world.”

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BILA HUDOOD: The Taste of Letters

In this panel, moderated by Nour Kamel, writers reflect on the various tastes that make up food writing in and through Arabic. Kamel is joined by writer, researcher, and filmmaker Salma Serry; the genre-spanning author of Food for Copts (2017) Charles Akl; and Mariam Boctor a member of Botoun’s curatorial team who helped facilitate “The Taste of Letters” workshop and translated some of its texts into English.

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