Jordan

Photograph by Danny Wright

‘We Don’t Sell This’

By / December 2016

In a Jordanian village, the Al Qurashi family has been making olive oil for generations: “Harun dumps the pulp into a pan and massages the mess with his fingers. He scoops up a fist-sized portion, squeezes it between his palms.”

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My Grandmother Taught My Mother Who Taught Me

By / October 2016

Nellie Safadi teaches Danny Wright how to make a Jordanian culinary staple: “In Arabic,” she says, “the word mansaf means ‘blow up.’ People eat the dish so fast it looks like it has exploded in every direction.”

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Make Art Not War

By / July 2016

In Amman, writes Danny Wright, graffiti artists are tagging the city’s bland concrete walls, all the while exposing locals to non-traditional forms of expression.

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Hot Water Forever

By / April 2016

Danny Wright visits Jordan’s Hammamat Ma’in: “I sat under the waterfall for ninety minutes. The roar drowned out all other sounds. After a while, I could no longer feel my limbs.”

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In Amman, Dancing to Keep a Culture Alive

By / October 2015

Circassian dance includes acrobatics and long stretches of time spent on tiptoes.

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In Amman, Remaking Lives with Repurposed Wood

By / April 2015

Danny Wright on how a shop in Amman is changing perceptions about women with disabilities. “People are uncomfortable with us,” Rania said. “If they would help us, get to know us, they wouldn’t feel that way.”

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