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

Hassan describes what so many refugees lament: a loss of home and a loss of purpose in employment.

He also explains:


“I feel home here in UK, because of the feelings of security, and respect. My mother’s grave is in [city in the UK]. I also feel I belong to this city because of that”.

***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