In Europe, the topic of Refugees is currently a hot one, yet the refugee crisis has been ongoing from time immemorial and in different forms.
Using mostly songs and words from South Africa, some of the experiences of those exiled from the land of their birth, and the safety they once knew, are explored below.
Why some choose to become refugees (scroll down for song)
The impact of Apartheid – Jeremiah and Josephine
The call of those left behind – Asimbonanga – where are you?
Making the most of being a refugee (Hugh Masekela) and how the plight of some affected others:
Revisiting places of refuge (Miriam Makeba)
We’re all scatterlings dreaming and hoping for a better world.
This has been a blog of a slightly different kind for me. I can’t say I hope you’ve enjoyed it, as being a refugee is no light-hearted matter. However, I do hope you’ve found it thought-provoking.