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The Pain of Immigration, poem by Jamila Abbasi ponders displacement

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posted on 2022-10-05, 13:00 authored by Jamila Abbasi

Jamila Abbasi reading for Wales PEN Cymru on Human Rights Day – Remember the Writers of Afghanistan.

This is the first of three videos made by Afghan poet and educationalist Jamilla Abbasi in Quetta, Pakistan. Ms Abbasi contributed to the Human Rights Day event hosted by Wales PEN Cymru urging people not to forget the writers of Afghanistan. As well as being a widely published writer, she runs 4 schools for Afghan refugee children. The translations on this video are taken from her book, ‘In the Shadow of Immigration’ published by the UNHCR with English translations.


This material is part of the Covid Chronicles from the Margins project, funded by The Open University and The Hague. The project aims to highlight the impact of the pandemic on refugees, asylum seekers & undocumented migrants.

This item can also be found on the Covid Chronicles website.