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Tea and Thread, Portraits of Middle Eastern Women Far From Home

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By: Sally Bathgate & Flett Gulbrandsen
Code: P500226

This beautiful coffee table book is full of stories, recipes and traditional handicraft projects by 17 diverse women from the Middle East.

The stories and photographs included 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 in tea & thread 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.

2019 Shortlisted Australian Christian Book of the Year.

Paperback 208p

ISBN: 9780646972831
Media Type: Book

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