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A burning taste of exile

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Recommendation: Warsan Shire: Teaching My Mother How To Give Birth. Poems. flipped eye publishing 2011 By Lise Olivarius The first words of Warsan Shire’s collection of poems read: “I have my mother’s mouth and my…

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Trapped in Identity

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By Ali Ali (aka Aab) • Illustration by Hilal Can • From #11, 2015 I used to call myself “a world citizen”. Here in Prague, I have been faced with nationalistic ridicule and real-life mockery….

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In the Face of Hate

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By Riema Ali and Ali Ali (Aab) • Illustration by Casper Øbro • From #11, 2015 A: Wars, discrimination, terrorism and racism. In the whole world it is all going in the same direction. I…

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Refugee Label Obliterates Personal Identity

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When an individual is transformed into a ’refugee,’ great personal consequences follow in terms of the way in which the surrounding society regards this individual. Despite very different personalities and backgrounds, individuals are portrayed as…

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