Emigration, Immigration & Migration

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Man at the Airport

How Social Media Saved My Life: One Syrian's Story

His only weapon was his cellphone. When revolution and war broke out in his home country in 2011, Hassan Al Kontar was a young Syrian living and working in the UAE. A conscientious objector by … 232 View
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My Mother, My Translator

In 2008, Jaspreet Singh made a pact with his mother. He would gladly give her the go-ahead to publish her significantly altered translation of a story from his … 280 View

The Global Refugee Crisis: How Should We Respond?

The Munk Debates

The world is facing the worst humanitarian crisis since the Second World War. Over 300,000 are dead in Syria, and one and half million are either injured or disabled. Four and a half million … ; ; ; ; 114 View
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Introduction

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My Mother, My Translator

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Recounts the story of Singh’s mother translating his first collection of short stories into Punjabi. Their trust over the translation of the fourteenth story prompted Singh to push his … 11 $1.10 Add
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The Global Refugee Crisis: How Should We Respond?

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This reading consists of a transcript of the Munk Debate on the Global Refugee Crisis. The resolution being debated is "give us your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to break … ; ; ; ; 45 $5.40 Add
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Mark Steyn in Conversation with Rudyard Griffiths

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This reading consists of an interview between journalist Rudyard Griffiths and author Mark Steyn prior to the Munk Debate on the Global Refugee Crisis. The topic is the West’s response to … ; 7 $0.84 Add
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The Olive Farm

From: Man at the Airport

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In the opening chapter, Al Kontar reflects on the Syrian Civil War and his childhood on an olive farm in Sweida. 7 $0.70 Add
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Unfinished

From: My Mother, My Translator

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Reveals that Singh’s mother passed away before finishing her memoir, prompting him to undertake a new project. 1 $0.10 Add
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Leaving Syria

From: Man at the Airport

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In this chapter, the author describes his experiences as a law student in Syria, and his first international trip to Abu Dhabi. 5 $0.50 Add
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Nigel Farage in Conversation with Rudyard Griffiths

From: The Global Refugee Crisis: How Should We Respond?

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This reading consists of an interview between journalist Rudyard Griffiths and politician Nigel Farage prior to the Munk Debate on the Global Refugee Crisis. The topic is the West’s … ; 7 $0.84 Add
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Some Photons

From: My Mother, My Translator

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A poem about eyes. 1 $0.10 Add
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Face

From: My Mother, My Translator

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Relates the turmoil of Singh’s decision to remove his turban and cut his hair as a teen–the trauma it caused his mom, and the pain he suffered as consequence. Speculates on the … 11 $1.10 Add
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Simon Shama in Conversation with Rudyard Griffiths

From: The Global Refugee Crisis: How Should We Respond?

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This reading consists of an interview between journalist Rudyard Griffiths and historian Simon Shama prior to the Munk Debate on the Global Refugee Crisis. The topic is the West’s response … ; 7 $0.84 Add
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Three: Crossing the Mediterranean

From: The Imperilled Ocean

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In readings from this book Journalist Lauren Trethewey explores stories about the many ways in which people around the world interact with the ocean. In this chapter Trethewey provides the … 28 $2.80 Add
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Two Faces

From: Man at the Airport

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This chapter details the author’s experiences in Abu Dhabi and Dubai as he tried to make friends and find work. He was in the UAE when the conflict in Syria began. 15 $1.50 Add