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Postcards from Hamtramck: A Shopping Cart to the the World

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Image credit: Nargis Rahman

Take a visit to Al-Haramine International Foods. A staple of Hamtramck and a grocery store focused on diversity.

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Established 18 years ago, Al-Haramine International Foods caters to the region’s diverse and growing immigrant population. They sell Yemeni, Bangladeshi, Indian, Polish, Bosnian and Albanian foods along with fresh vegetables and fruits. Some of their customers travel significant distances to do their grocery shopping in the heart of Hamtramck.  
WDET food journalism fellow Nargis Hakim Rahman spoke with workers and customers at Al-Haramine International Foods to learn about why they shop at Al-Haramine.

The audio was captured and introduced by journalist Nargis Hakim Rahman who is a Feet in 2 Worlds Food Journalism Fellow at WDET.
Learn how diversity led Nargis to journalism. 

Nargis Hakim Rahman, Feet in 2 Worlds Fellow

Nargis Hakim Rahman is a Bangladeshi American Muslim writer and a WDET Feet In 2 Worlds Fellow.

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This post is a part of Detroit StoryMakers.

WDET's Detroit StoryMakers initiative empowers local storytellers in bringing Detroit's stories to life. Support for this initiative comes from The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, the Michigan Council of Arts and Cultural Affairs and through matching gifts from station donors.  

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