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Joseph Geha reads from ‘Kitchen Arabic’

Novelist Joseph Geha reads an excerpt from Kitchen Arabic, a book that is a work-in-progress.  The pre-recorded reading was part of a “Toledo Night” that celebrated the city’s historic Arab-American community at the Arab American National Museum in Dearborn, Mich., on Dec. 11, 2015. The event was co-hosted by The Blade

The Last of Little Syria

Hassan Cheaib’s relatives have tried convincing him to leave Toledo’s Old North End and to follow them out to the suburbs — Sylvania, Oregon, Bedford — where many of them live. He refuses. It would be difficult for him to turn his back on the neighborhood he’s called home