Pauls Toutonghi lovingly recalls his grandfather, Philippe Elias Tütünji, a writer, poet, and translator from Aleppo, Syria. Tütünji immigrated to America during World War II and never gave up his dream to achieve success as a poet in his adopted homeland.

via Leaving Aleppo: ‘A distant star / Exhausts its light on the sleep of the dead.’ — Longreads

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