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

“I developed some friendship relations with people and other Syrian families here. I have also English neighbours. We have some meetings and gatherings with Syrian families and we do trips during the summer. These activities make us feel home, so we would not feel strangers”.


“I meet my friends frequently and we do some family gatherings. Sometimes we make picnics or trips to the sea during the summer. Or we go for hiking. Those activities entertain us and ease the pressures of feeling lonely or stranger”.




*** 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