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How does it feel to be a refugee
BY ERIN BLAKEMORE PUBLISHED MARCH 15, 2019• 3 MIN READ
Under modern law, refugees have no choice but to leave their homes; migrants choose to move elsewhere.
A refugee is defined as “one that flees, especially a person who flees to a foreign country or power to escape danger or persecution.” According to the UN refugee agency, 25.4 million people are refugees today.
About: Khaled Hosseini was born in Kabul, Afghanistan, and moved to the United States in 1980. He is the author of the New York Times bestsellers The Kite Runner, A Thousand Splendid Suns, and And the Mountains Echoed. Hosseini is also a U.S. Goodwill Envoy to the UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, and the founder of The Khaled Hosseini Foundation, a non-profit that provides humanitarian assistance to the people of Afghanistan.Khaled Hosseini
The Ungrateful Refugee
A Finalist for the 2019 Kirkus Prize in Nonfiction
“Nayeri combines her own experience with those of refugees she meets as an adult, telling their stories with tenderness and reverence.” ―The New York Times Book Review
Carina Hoang – Boat People: Personal Stories from the Vietnamese Exodus 1975-1996
Editor Carina Hoang, a survivor of the Exodus at the age of 16, has compiled a book of both stunning photography and rich stories, to memorialize those who lost their lives and to honor those who are still alive today to recount their remarkable experiences.
Refugees are often marginalised, their humanity ignored as their stories go untold. In this remarkable and emotional talk, however, author and former refugee Carina Hoang discusses her experience as a “boat person”. It’s a powerful account that is impossible to ignore.
Carina Hoang at TEDxPerthCarina Hoang
“Refugees didn’t just escape a place. They had to escape a thousand memories until they’d put enough time and distance between them and their misery to wake to a better day.” — Nadia Hashimi