Making Home Away

So I sat them down and told them: the five of us are here, me, you and your father, wherever the five of us are, that place should be your heaven.
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Current 'Home' West Midlands, UK

“Home is where you are accepted regardless of who you are. It is where your neighbour says good morning to you. My next door neighbour was not replying when I told her good morning. Now, things are getting better between us. I asked her for help once and she helped me. Till now, we did not face any racism. I am trying to feel home here”.


“Going to the sea and how it was beautiful in Syria compared with the sea here is another thing that helps me remember home”.



***Interviews carried out by Doha Samir


This extract is from an interview conducted by VICKI SQUIRE during 2020 as part of the British Academy funded ‘Lost and Found: A Digital Archive of Migration, Displacement and Resettlement’  project’s Making Home Away archive.



Current 'Home'
West Midlands, UK


Current 'Home'
West Midlands, UK