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 except for myself. And I need to prove myself. [I need to prove] that I am worthy of going back home after leaving it.”