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A Citizen of the World

By on Mar 3, 2018 in | 0 comments

Sandy is an Egyptian student who has grew up in the United Arab Emirates. She thinks home is a place where everything makes sense to you and to which you always return. “I am a hybridized individual resulting from the marriage of globalization and the rise of the digital age. In a sense, I’ve created a metaphorical space, rather than a physical place to relate home...

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Destruction of Aleppo

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Nour is a young woman from Aleppo, Syria.  This is her story.  “Destruction is a notion that’s beautiful; whether philosophically or ideologically or linguistically or whatever. Then comes actual implementation, this transforming it from a beautiful notion, to a dreadful action. Destruction is negative. It’s loss, it’s pain. You walk past a demolished building say...

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Tales from a Jordanian Barber Shop

By on Jan 7, 2018 in | 0 comments

Abu Anas is a Syrian immigrant who currently works as a barber in Amman, Jordan.  “I left Syria. I was a merchant dealing beauty supplies. I had a shop in Duma, [a city] in the countryside of Damascus. It’s filled with greenery. It’s like heaven on earth. I had a farm with a pool, a villa. It was hit, my house was hit too. Everything is gone. I’m not...

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Metaphorical Space to Call Home

By on Jan 7, 2018 in | 0 comments

Egyptian Student living in the United Arab Emirates.  http://migrants.speaktrauma.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/Sandy_Use2-desktop.m4v “I believe that home, physically, is a place where you are in a state of unbelievable and incomparable comfort- this place is you and you are it. Its essence imprints on you and welcomes you with a familiar, loving embrace; it...

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Where do you feel at home?

By on Dec 27, 2017 in | 0 comments

Egyptian student living in the United Arab Emirates: “I am from Egypt, Cairo to be specific. I’d like to call Cairo home. I’d like to call Egypt home. But it is not, I’m not there yet. If I return to Egypt, I am going to feel like a stranger for a while. I mean I’m not expecting Cairo to open its arms to me, I have left her for so long and I have nothing to offer...

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