In drawings: From Ottoman Syria to Argentina

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Mohammad and Amin snuck onboard the merchant ship docked at the Beirut seaport. It was 1913. They had just become stowaways, Mohammad at 17 years old and Amin at just...
From Ottoman Syria to Argentina

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In 1913, my great-grandfather snuck onboard a ship in Beirut, bound for Argentina. The decades that followed are my own family’s history, as well as one part of the story...
‘Little Syrias’ in a big world

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In his book "Origins," Lebanese-born author Amin Maalouf writes the story of his family, scattered across the globe. In search of his family’s descendants, who left Lebanon decades before, he...
Questioning ‘exile’

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In my mind and memories, exile was a remote and strange place. It was where the persecuted were forced to seek safety from arrest or death, where they were embattled...
Thoughts on exile in Germany

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We aren’t really over there, and we aren’t here either, struggling to find any satisfactory formula to solve the problem of our roots. We don’t understand what to do with...
Sultana’s story

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My grandmother Sultana used to tell us these stories every time the electricity cut off and we gathered together in the dark. She talked and talked and talked without getting...
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