Zahra Hankir

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Arabic with a Jersey accent

By Zahra Hankir | September 26, 2019 | Comments Off on Arabic with a Jersey accent

Immigrants are reviving Paterson, N.J., from its difficult past. It was nearly 6,000 miles from the family and friends he left in Egypt a year ago to the park bench where Ismail Mohamed sat puffing on a cigarette, surveying a block lined with Middle Eastern restaurants. But it felt very much like home. A mile…

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