The Bohemian and The Bulbul: Journeys in the Middle East (and further east), by Mira Baz

Posted on September 9, 2011 - by

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    September 22, 2011


    Barbara Rogan said:

    Hi Mira,

    Great blog. The combination of American sensibilities and repressive social strictures is fascinating, and you bring it to life wonderfully here. But no suprise; you always were an excellent writer.

    Best regards from your former teacher!

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    September 23, 2011


    Mira said:

    Hi Barbara,

    Thanks for your kind words. I learned from the best. :) I still remember the tips you gave me and appreciate all your support. And thanks for taking an interest in Yemen through reading my blog.

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    March 11, 2012


    karima said:

    Thanks for your honest representation of the conflicts commonly faced by young Muslim women who are raised in the US and then forced to adopt conservative and traditional life paths simply because their parents never really thought through what the move to the US (based upon improving their income and supporting relatives) would mean to the children they would give birth to here. I have 3 children, all half Yemeni who are adults now. Daily they deal with the cultural inconsistencies complicating everything from who they will marry to how they will raise their own children while hoping to find that acceptable middle ground for practicing Muslims.

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    March 12, 2012


    Mira said:

    Hi Karima,

    Thank you for reading and sharing.

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    March 16, 2012


    salma said:

    really beautiful website teaches alot about yemen

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    March 16, 2012


    Mira said:

    Thank you, Salma!

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    March 19, 2012


    Abdulla said:

    This is a sad story especially for those two girls who are forced to live in two masks! The clash of cultures here is representative of many Yemeni immigrants abroad!

    You have an amazing style of writing! Are you still living in Yemen now btw?

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    June 25, 2012


    MJ said:

    Great story, I still feel bad for the girls as they have been forced to get married and to live in a different culture than the ones they are used to.

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    July 15, 2012


    anne said:

    lovely stories…very informative and interesting.

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