by Susan Abraham
After almost 14 months, I am resurrecting this books blog. I open up with a forgotten Moorish custom. I look forward to writing once more, about the kinds of world literature I love to read from specific international regions and also other things like art films and traditional coffee cultures, to be found in the Middle-East.
Here is an ancient Moorish custom where if a man on wanting to avenge blood is able to trespass victoriously on the land of a different tribe and kiss one of their women on her breasts; with his lips – if he can succeed in doing this – then he becomes a brother to his new kinsmen who will defend him and offer protection from dangerous enemies. A valued & original antique print that I purchased from Charing Cross Road in London, England on April 29th of 2014.