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Syrian style eggplants for sale in the market of Ramtha, Jordan

Syrian style eggplants for sale in the market of Ramtha, Jordan - by Stephanie Saldaña

The Seeds of Makdous

Of the many stories of heritage I’ve heard in the past months, the one that has stayed with me the most is about seeds. When I traveled to Ramtha on the northern Jordanian border this November, I heard from locals that Syrian refugees had been arriving from nearby Daraa across the…[…]

Children chasing doves in the courtyard of the Umayyad mosque - by Stephanie Saldaña

Morning of Roses – A Syria of Stories

Almost every day, I think about Syria. The country comes back to me in fragments—in the smell of jasmine, the taste of rosewater, in memories of voices calling out the price of bread in the narrow Old City streets, in the particular lilt of a phrase in Arabic, or the…[…]

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