The Arabic says ‘Ba’id ‘an al-Watan’ – Far from Home. This wall hanger is inspired by Reham, one of the heroes of Shatila Stories, a collaborative novel written by nine Syrian and Palestinian refugee writers from Shatila. Reham arrives with her family from Syria in Shatila. At the beginning she struggles with the difficult conditions of camp life. Until she discovers hidden strength within herself.
Suddenly I am overwhelmed by a feeling that we are now like seeds buried deep in the dark earth. We have arrived in a prison which we have entered of our own free will, or so it appears. Sentenced without a charge.