In 1956 the nationalisation of the Suez Canal disrupted our lives and we were “gently”
pushed out of our own free will!
Ever since that forceful exile I have wanted to write our story, it has now become a matter of extreme emergency, as we are the last of the Mohicans, i.e. the older generation of Jews from Egypt.
The Jasmine Necklace, my very first book, gives an account of the life of Jews in an Arab land.
It brings back the tastes, scents and sounds of our life in Egypt.
Our traditions were rich and colourful.
We spoke several languages without problem.
We mingled with Christians and Moslems in peace.
Thinking we were part of that country, our attachment to Egypt was massive.
I wanted to mark our passage with my Jasmine Necklace.
Encouraged by everyone I went on to write.