Benign in Bombay, Charged in France

On a hot summer afternoon in San Francisco, a group of Ismaili-Muslim friends savored a leisurely Sunday lunch. Chewing on tandoori chicken, we regaled ourselves with memories of “cuckoo paka” curries stirred by our grandmothers standing over charcoal stoves in...
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Christmus

At a conference, “Clash or Consensus,” held in Washington D.C. in 2003 and sponsored by the Global Fund for Women and the Women’s Learning Partnership, I met Zainab Bangura, chair and co-founder of the Movement for Progress, a political party in Sierra Leone. When...