I Was Told to Come Alone by Souad Mekhennet

I Was

 

“I  was told to come alone. I was not to carry any identification, and would have to leave my cell phone, audio recorder, watch, and purse at myhotel. . . .”

For her whole life, Souad Mekhennet, a reporter for The Washington Post who was born and educated in Germany, has had to balance the two sides of her upbringing – Muslim and Western. She has also sought to provide a mediating voice between these cultures, which too often misunderstand each other.

 

 

 

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