The Saffron Kitchen by Yasmin Crowther

The Saffron Kitchen

Yasmin Crowther

This poetic novel explores the bond between mother and daughter, culture and identity. An interesting, enjoyable and easy read, which provides a glimpse of life in Iran.

Extract

I took a bag of dried figs to Fatima, who put them in a pale-blue bowl and told me to take them through to my mother, promising to bring along some fresh tea. She told me off for my heavy sigh, and said I should be more dutiful about keeping my mother company, especially as I did it so rarely. I pulled a face, and she made to chase me with her tea towel, which made us both laugh so hard that we had to sit down and catch our breath.

Parallels
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  • The Bookseller of Kabul by Asne Seierstad
  • The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan