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Mohamed Assaf and Kate Clanchy

These poems were not, as their elegiac, melancholic tone seems to imply, written by a 60-something exile remembering his childhood, but by a small Syrian boy with a grubby collar and a large football, named Mohamed Assaf. He is not an easy

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Tim Cresswell

A poem by Tim Cresswell

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Theophilus Kwek

All titles (in bold), and some lines in the poem are taken directly from the Flash Report of the OHCHR’s Mission to Bangladesh, ‘Interviews with Rohingyas Fleeing from Myanmar since 9 October 2016’, published on 3 February, 2017 and available

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Mette Louise Berg, Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh, and Johanna Waters

). The “Creative Encounters” section features poems by Eleni Philippou, reflecting on processes of “commemorating or capturing past moments, events, or persons.” This is followed by a series of book reviews on a variety of topics and themes pertaining to

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Barriers and borders

Human mobility and building inclusive societies

Anthony Turton

complete. For me this is best captured in the lines of a beautiful poem written by Michelle Frost (2002) : Within my heart, within my mind there lies a place I cannot find. Home of my heart. Land of my birth. Smoke-colored stone and flame

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Ben Page, Olga R. Gulina, Doğuş Şimşek, Caress Schenk, and Vidya Venkat

Bugeja, examines Hisham Matar's The Return: Fathers, Sons and the Land in Between , exploring the fate of IDPs from the perspective of the exile. Douglas Robinson's chapter looks at the agency in experiencing displacement through focusing on poems by

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Refugee Hospitality Encounters in Northern Portugal

“Cultural Orientations” and “Contextual Protection”

Elizabeth Challinor

social protest poem, “The Peace Cantata,” by the 1999 Camões literature prize winner Sophia de Mello Breyner Andresen (1919–2004): “We see, we hear, we read. We cannot ignore.” 7 The poem, written for a vigil held in a Lisbon church on New Year’s Eve in

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Introduction

Precarious Connections: On the Promise and Menace of Railroad Projects

Peter Schweitzer and Olga Povoroznyuk

book on India's railroads by Marian Aguiar explores multiple modernities symbolized and promised by the train as an icon of popular culture and mobility. The railroad depicted in short stories, poems, photographs and films, “became a kind of a moving

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(Re)Constructing the Baikal-Amur Mainline

Continuity and Change of (Post)Socialist Infrastructure

Olga Povoroznyuk

becomes clear that we are bamovtsy , we know that we both share a particular set of qualities. We will feel a lot of trust to each other because this term describes our personal traits … In my book I have the poem “ Bamovtsy is our nationality.” It [the