Day: May 3, 2019

In Language Rooms, an Egyptian American interrogator struggles to prove his loyalty to the U.S.A.

By Kerry Reid

Egyptian American playwright Yussef El Guindi is mostly known to Chicago audiences from several productions with Silk Road Rising, including the world premiere of his 2005 comedy Ten Acrobats in an Amazing Leap of Faith, about an Egyptian immigrant family wrestling with assimilation in America. 

Back of the Throat, in which an Arab American man in post-9/11 America faces down government agents who take over his home in an increasingly hostile “investigation,” followed a few months later.

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Franciscan Children’s Hospital Patient From Kenya Becomes U.S. Citizen

By Michelle Fisher

Thursday was a very special day for 18-year-old Kenya native Peter Muhia. Inside his hospital room at Franciscan Children’s Hospital in Brighton, he officially become a U.S. citizen.

“I’m so thankful to everybody who participated in this and made it happen,” said his mom Martha Kamau.

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Ethiopian coffeehouse opens in Niverville, Canada

By Jordan Ross

A new specialty coffeehouse opening today in Niverville will give customers a chance to sip the finest brews from Ethiopia, the world’s original coffee culture.

“For us, coffee is not like a drink. It is in our lifestyle,” Negash Coffee owner Henok Gebre explained Monday as he sipped espresso from a traditional handleless porcelain cup.

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