Al Atrash Family, a local power in the Neighborhoods

an Egyptian immigrant family that has worked its way up over many decades and who now own several businesses

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  • Grandfather: Kaliq, original founder of the butcher’s shop, good natured but hard as nails
  • Grandmother: Taruh, quiet and somewhat withdrawn, a very forward thinking woman for her culture and generation, also a talented visual artist
  • Father: Sabir, devout son, dedicated patriarch, Sabir is driven and takes things harder/darker than his father
  • Mother: Omira, the very archtype of mother, she loves deeply and devotes all of herself, but her traditional views can be tough for her children
  • Eldest Daughter: Rima, very typical over-achieving immigrant child, finishing medical residence, harbors an unrest most cannot see because even in her late 20s she still struggles to find her own path and identity
  • Middle Daughter: Bibi, grandmother reborn, dances to her own artistic drummer, drives her practical parents and sister mad but with grandma’s support they have left her to follow her own way, currently a struggling digital artist
  • Younger Brother: Zafir, steeped in Western culture, knows more about Mario and the Avengers than he does Egypt
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Al Atrash Family, a local power in the Neighborhoods

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