Writing on the Wall: An Interview with RaMa

Writing on the Wall: An Interview with RaMa

Sampsonia Way Staff
November 30, 2022
The revolutionary writer from Sudan shares her story. “Like the fire that comes from a little bit of flames. We were that spark for ourselves, for our spirits, and for others.” A protester throws back a tear-gas canister that had been fired by security forces, during a march demanding an ...
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On Exiting: Fences & Wires

On Exiting: Fences & Wires

Simten Coşar
November 17, 2022
When we acknowledge the enclosures around our social and emotional lives, we get to reimagine a world without limits. When I lived abroad, finding asylum in places like Pittsburgh and Ithaca and in Ottawa, I was repeatedly asked how I felt about exiting my country. And I had to get ...
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On Exiting: Assumptions, Presumptions

On Exiting: Assumptions, Presumptions

Simten Coşar
October 11, 2022
"Where does the home start? Where does it end?" The author explores the notion of exile, home, and (non)belongingness. Illustration by Waad Aljurayyad Nomads are free; exiles are not. So why not claim nomad/hood? For most of my life, I never pictured myself as a settled person. Instead, I romanticized ...
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Anatomy of a Failed Book Ban

Anatomy of a Failed Book Ban

Delphie Backs
July 7, 2022
How a community of students and educators in York, Pennsylvania, reversed a book ban, demanded a more inclusive education, and found a home within each other. Central York students protest the school board's ban on anti-racist literature. (Photo courtesy of PARU.) ORIGINS OF A BOOK BAN In the summer of ...
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REVIEW: Exile Poems: In the Labyrinth of Homesickness

REVIEW: Exile Poems: In the Labyrinth of Homesickness

Alayna Powell
May 12, 2022
In his English-language debut, Tuhin Das reveals the extraordinary in the ordinary. Religious intolerance. Racist indoctrination. Violence against anyone who dares to speak out. This was the life of injustice Tuhin Das fled in Bangladesh, and it's the backdrop upon which he's crafted his debut English-language collection Exile Poems: In ...
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