Yaffa and Fatima, Shalom, Salaam by Fawzia Gilani-Williams and Chiara Fedele

Yaffa and Fatima, Shalom, Salaam by Fawzia Gilani-Williams and Chiara Fedele

Two neighbors one Jewish, one Muslim have always been best friends. When they both fall on hard times, can they find a way to help each other? In Fawzia Gilani’s retelling of this folktale which has both Jewish and Arab origins differences are not always causes for conflict and friendship can overcome any obstacle.

From The Book of Life podcast

Yaffa and Fatima, Shalom, Salaam by Muslim author Fawzia Gilani-Williams takes an old Jewish folktale and turns it into a story of cross-cultural friendship. I spoke to Fawzia by Skype at her home in Dubai in the United Arab Emirates.

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