The Lines Between My Kids’ Cultural Identities are Blurred — on Purpose

My girls know to greet one grandmother with “As-salamu alaykum, Nini” and the other with “Hi, Nana.” They seamlessly shift between asking for boti or keema at dinner. In the same breath they use both languages without consciously making the decision to.

Anam Ahmed
Jul 31, 2019 · 4 min read