February 20, 2021
“I am 60 years old, and I haven’t gotten into school yet, but I can write the names of the people who drink tea and want to pay later on at my tea house. I have been serving breakfast and tea to my guests at my tea house for 53 years non-stop. I come to the shop every morning at 5 AM until evening prayer. Many tourists come to my shop, too. Keeping the place clean and my relationship with my guests have made me really love what I do. Any tourist comes to Akre won’t leave until they have my tea. I have learned most dialects in Kurdish language due to my job. I have several recognitions and awards from the cultural and tourism centers. Many artists who visit Akre for concerts and parties visit my shop and it turns into a hub of artistic conversations. Examples of artists who have visited me are Salih Amedi, Tahsin Taha, Ayaz and Ardawan Zakholi”.