Dina Nayeri

Dina Nayeri

What is it like to be a refugee?

FoI at Waterstones/
Tue 18 June 2019

Dina Nayeri

What is it like to be a refugee?

Dina Nayeri
Tue 18 June 2019,

What is it like to be a refugee? It is a question few in the West give much thought to, and yet to be a refugee – or an immigrant – is to grapple with your place in the world, attempting to reconcile the life you have known with the unfamiliar. With this comes the weight of expectations (and fears and resentment) of those born in the host country; foremost is the burden of gratitude: to be forever thankful for the space you have been allowed.

Dina Nayeri weaves together the story of her own refugee journey – as a child forced to flee Iran, eventually finding asylum in America – with the stories of others making their own journeys today. She sets out the stages of the refugee experience, and gives voice to those in today’s refugee camps, or who are trying to settle in a new country, and for many of whom the search for home can be a forever state. In conversation with Madhu Krishnan.

In association with

Bristol Refugee Festival

 

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