Every time she applies for asylum, Farah must recount what happened to her and her family in Syria. She must write about the instability and danger they faced every day in her hometown of Damascus. She must remember pulling her three children in close as they walked down the street so that, if a bomb…

Human Journey

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Ne razumem, I tell my grandmother. I don’t understand. A familiar routine follows: I call my father long-distance from Serbia and ask him to translate for us. “Nana is trying to tell me something; I can’t figure it out,” I say, frustrated with my brain’s inability to grasp a language I once imagined would be instinctive…

Human Journey

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