Monthly Archives: July 2011

Exile from the premises

Our quest to explore exile in different contexts went from a macroperspective to a microperspective as we started the fourth day. The first morning block was spent in the company of Mr. Themba Nyathi, the first secretary of the South … Continue reading

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Day 3, part II: Can a person be illegal?

Paloma Fevieres from the Spanish Commission for Refugees (CEAR) gave insight to the situation of asylum seekers in Spain. The NGO she works for provides legal and practical support for people, who managed to reach Spanish borders. She described the … Continue reading

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Around worldwide exile in a day

The third day of the seminar was a very informative one.  The day began with a visit from Paloma Favieres, the representative of the Servicio Juridico del Comite Espanol de Ayuda al Refugiando (CEAR) Madrid. After another delicious lunch and … Continue reading

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“Franco was a serious dictatorship. No bullshit.”

After a well-deserved night of rest we awoke to the second day of the seminar. Today’s agenda was exploring the concept of cultural exile, and what better way to do that than to head off to a place that is closely related to … Continue reading

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Exile Stories VI: Madrid – 30 years ago…

On the evening of the 24th of July 2011 20 young Europeans met in Madrid in order to discuss „EXILE” in Europe. But we won’t be the first ones as  Laura from Latvia found out: About 30 years ago Madrid … Continue reading

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Day one under the Madrid sun

After a tiring day of arrivals and thanks to it being a holiday in Spain – The day of Santiago – the first official day of our glorious seminar began a bit later than it will for the rest of … Continue reading

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Exile stories V: Denationalization, cause of exile.

Having a successful exile is never easy. Katherine interviewed a Kurdish couple that had to leave Syria after being dispossessed of their nationality; they couldn’t be Syrian but neither Kurdish. They live now in Germany where they have managed to … Continue reading

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