Thursday 3 December 2020
What is it like to be a refugee? Weaving together her own vivid story with the stories of other refugees and asylum seekers in recent years, Nayeri offers a new understanding of refugee life.
What is it like to be a refugee? It is a question many of us do not give much thought to, and yet there are more than 25 million refugees in the world. To be a refugee is to grapple with your place in society, attempting to reconcile the life you have known with a new, unfamiliar home. All this while bearing the burden of gratitude in your host nation: the expectation that you should be forever thankful for the space you have been allowed.
“Written with compassion, tenderness and a burning anger…It speaks powerfully from – and to – the heart. Please read it”