Tagged By asylum

Underground Revolution

They had tied my wrists together behind my back very tightly; the coarse rope almost cut my hands. Somebody was pulling my arms; his hand grabbed my neck just below the knot in the smelly…

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Who is a refugee?

By Ali Ali • 2016 Don’t panic. This text is not a legal document stating who is eligible for asylum. A refugee without paperwork When they ask me if I am a refugee, I say…

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I survived, but my life has stopped

BY ALI • ILLUSTRATION BY YILDIZ ARSLAN • FROM #10, 2014 I live in a camp waiting for nothing. I’m a rejected asylum seeker. I have been in Denmark for two years and one month…

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Those who tend to cause trouble

Affective outcomes of the politics of differences, otherness, and strangeness and how these shape bodies over time are some of the main concerns in Sara Ahmed’s writings. As a professor in Race and Cultural Studies…

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The year of the hunger strikes

When people no longer are in power of their own lives, they can resist by mastering their own deaths. In 2012 the hunger strike was deployed as a mode of resistance among migrants in Danish…

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To Whom It May Concern (UNHCR)

By Ismail Suleiman Ibrahim Yagoup I, Ismail Suleiman Ibrahim Yagoup, am writing to you to inform you of the current situation for all Sudanese refugees seeking asylum in Denmark. Our story goes as follows: Friday…

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Obviously I Will Be Caught If I Go Back

When you are seeking asylum in a country where the government does not recognize the danger you are fleeing from. When a peace agreement does not mean peace. About the difficulty of being Sudanese –…

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