Tag Archives: Middle East and North Africa

The ungrateful refugee: We have no debt to repay

Dina Nayeri was just a child when she fled Iran as an asylum seeker. But as she settled into life in the US and then Europe, she became suspicious of the idea that refugees should shed their old identities and be eternally thankful A few weeks ago I dusted off my expired Iranian passport photo, an unsmiling eight-year-old version of ...

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The ungrateful refugee: We have no debt to repay

Dina Nayeri was just a child when she fled Iran as an asylum seeker. But as she settled into life in the US and then Europe, she became suspicious of the idea that refugees should shed their old identities and be eternally thankful A few weeks ago I dusted off my expired Iranian passport photo, an unsmiling eight-year-old version of ...

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The princess and the tea: how Darfur’s royal family fell from grace

Suad Fadul ekes out a living in one of Khartoums poorest neighbourhoods, despite being the great-grandaughter of the late Sultan Ali Dinar A small woman with greying braids sits under a tree in front of Khartoums Ombada prison, looking tired in the stifling afternoon heat. Its hard to imagine that this 70-year-old woman is the princess of a territory the ...

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