Le Sombre Fourth of July

by Rashmee

Posted on July 5, 2018


In Tunis, America’s 242nd birthday was seemingly as it always is. KFC and beer, bunting, and fairy lights on trees at the US Embassy. But there was a feverish gaiety about it all, a spreading sense that the world is changing faster than anyone could have imagined, and there is much to worry about. Everyone … Continue reading “Le Sombre Fourth of July”

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A poet savours the jumbled flavours of America’s July 4 immigrant picnics

by Rashmee

Posted on July 8, 2016


In this election year, the weekend after Independence Day may be a good time to consider the different possibilities each immigrant sees in this very American holiday. In Armenian-American poet Gregory Djanikian’s evocative offering ‘Immigrant Picnic’, the Fourth of July is the chance to be “grilling” together as a family, all the cold dishes – potato … Continue reading “A poet savours the jumbled flavours of America’s July 4 immigrant picnics”

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Rashmee has lived and worked in several countries in the past decade, including Afghanistan, India, Haiti, Tunisia, the UAE, US and UK