Kafah Bachari

Kafah Bachari is an attorney and a writer. Her work has appeared in Mixed Fruit Magazine, Prime Mincer, and is forthcoming in the Fall 2014 issue of Ploughshares. Currently, she is working on a novel about the Bahai’ community and Iran. She lives in Houston with her two sons.

Stories by Kafah Bachari

The Aloo Tree

Illustrated by Sue Pownall

I sat down under his shadow with great delight, and his fruit was sweet to my taste. — Song of Solomon 2:3 The canopy of sky pressed down upon Hava and Adam, dwarfing their transgressions, making them human beneath distant suns. Adam said, “I’ve never done such a thing.” Such a thing. He pulled her body …




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