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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 Mayor of Qaraoun

Yehia Shousher wanted to be the mayor of Qaraoun. In 1949 he immigrated from the village in the south of Lebanon to Canada with his mother and two brothers. Four years later, in 1953, he made the move to Toledo. When Mr. Shousher, 85, first left Lebanon, he was