Meeting the In-Laws – bridging the cultural divide
Bridging Cultures / Islam

Meeting the In-Laws – bridging the cultural divide

It’s no surprise that the first time I traveled to Edinburgh to visit K’s parents I was incredibly nervous. No-one would deny that meeting their in-laws for the first time is stressful; they’re probably the only other set of parents that you’ll hope to impress and please as much as your own. Continue reading

Marrying into a different culture – The clash of East and West
Bridging Cultures

Marrying into a different culture – The clash of East and West

My husband’s decision to marry a ghori, or “white girl”, wasn’t a cause for celebration among his relatives. I clearly remember that summer day in the park, before we had “gone public”. We sat together under a tree, warm sunshine dappling the grass around us, as he gently explained to me that our relationship could cost him his family… Continue reading