Adab*: A form of Greeting

A poem

Photo: Torontorian version of the Greeting on face time: author greeted by her children

We’re always proud of our cultures.
The sophistication endows us.
We’re also cautious about how to share our cultural traits.
Apprehensive about derision and mockery.

North Indian style of saying hello coalesces etiquette and politeness perfectly.
A hand gesture on the side of the face conveys so many…



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Dr. Fatima Imam

Poet, writer, historian, educator, advocate of underrepresented voices, and cat lover.