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We Are Not Refugees

We Are Not Refugees by Agus Morales
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Mar 05, 2019 | 288 Pages
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Table Of Contents

Before We Begin . . . . . . . . . . . ix
“We Are Not Refugees” . . . . . . . 1

Part I
Origins: Why Are They Fleeing? . . . . . . . . . . . . .  7
Bin Laden, Refugee, Afghanistan and Pakistan . . . . . 15
A Doctor Is More Dangerous Than a Fighter, Syria . .  28
Plastic Bottles, South Sudan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  48

Part II
Flights: Who Are They? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63
In the Shade of a Turkish Lemon Tree,
   Salwa and Bushra, from Syria . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70
Because of an Iranian Accountant,
   Nesime, from Afghanistan. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79
The Forgotten lake Kivu, Birihoya, Julienne, and
   David, from the Deomcratic Republic of Congo . . 88

Part III
The Camps: Where Do They Live? . . . . . . . . . . . . 99
The City of Refugees, Zaatari (Jordan) . . . . . . . . . 105
Open-Air Prisons, Malakal (South Sudan) . . . . . . . . 114
The Spirit o fhte Migrant Shelters, Ixtepec (Mexico). 125

Part IV
Routes: How Do They Travel? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 145
Waiting for the Beast, Central America—
    The United States
The Route of Shame, Turkey—Greece—The Balkans. 164
Libyan Waves, Mediterranean Sea . . . . . . . . . . . . 185

Part V
Destinations: When Do They Arrive? . . . . . . . . . . 201
A Ticket to Limbo in Refugee Class,
     Central African Republic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 209
The Refugee Parliament, Tibetans in Exile . . . . . . . . 233
The Last Border, Syrians in Europe . . . . . . . . . . . .  251

Acknowlegements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 269

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