Posts tagged Laila Lalami
The Guardian US - PEN World Voices festival: what can novelists do to help the refugee crisis?

For the last five years the war in Syria has not only caused the deaths of 470,000 people, created eight million internally displaced citizens, and caused the exodus of another four million to other countries, it has brought the term “refugee crisis”into the global consciousness. But what exactly is a refugee crisis, how do we perceive it, and how can writers help us to see the humanity of the situation?

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