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Rustum Kozain

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The Muezzin and I

“Not all Muslims are good cooks, as the South African stereotype might suggest; and not all dinner tables suggest a sublimated sexuality. But food – eating – is a physical endeavour that in Muslim homes that I have known can transgress the Islamic ideal of modesty and become a place where the Muslim body revels in its pleasure. Such pleasures I too have known.”

I have posted two extracts from this piece before, but here’s the full text. (Due to copyright issues, I can’t place the full text here, though, so you have to wonder over to Groundwork.)


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