TMR Issue Nº 17 • REFUGE


TMR Issue 17 – 13 articles – 113 pages

The global refugee crisis is here to stay — name your disaster: war, poverty, climate change, disease have driven millions from their homeland. People the world over are fleeing their homes and everything they know in search of a welcoming place to land. This issue is devoted to stories of refugees, immigrants who have found a place to settle, and those who have gained permanent asylum or who have been rejected.





Taming the Immigrant: Musings of a Writer in Exile – Ahmed Naji, Rana Asfour

Refuge, or the Inherent Dignity of Every Human Being – Jordan Elgrably

Fiction from “Free Fall”: I fled the city as a murderer whose crime had just been uncovered – Abeer Esber, Nouha Homad

Children in Search of Refuge: a Photographic Essay – Iason Athanasiadis

Poetry: In Search of Lost Places, 5 by Mbarek Sryfi

Getting to the Other Side: a Kurdish Migrant Story – Iason Athanasiadis

“Europa,” Iraq’s Entry in the 94th annual Oscars, Frames Epic Refugee Struggle – Thomas Dallal

Refugees of Afghanistan in Iran: a Photo Essay – Peyman Hooshmandzadeh

Settling: Towards an Arabic translation of the English word “Home” – Hisham Bustani

The Displaced, the Unwanted, by Viet Thanh Nguyen 

Refugee Dreams – Three Poems by Meral Şimşek

Meditations on The Ungrateful Refugee – Rana Asfour




Fiction: Refugees in Serbia, an excerpt from “Silence is a Sense” – Layla AlAmmar