While The Earth Sleeps We Travel: Stories, Poetry, And Art From Young Refugees Around The World

byAhmed M. BadrForeword byBen Stiller

October 13, 2020|
While The Earth Sleeps We Travel: Stories, Poetry, And Art From Young Refugees Around The World by Ahmed M. Badr
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A groundbreaking collection of poetry, personal narratives, and art from refugee youth around the world. Foreword by actor and UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador Ben Stiller.

Beginning in 2018, Ahmed M. Badr—an Iraqi-American poet and former refugee—traveled to Greece, Trinidad & Tobago, and Syracuse, New York, holding storytelling workshops with hundreds of displaced youth: those living in and outside of camps, as well as those adjusting to life after resettlement.

Combining Badr’s own poetry with the personal narratives and creative contributions of dozens of young refugees, While the Earth Sleeps We Travel seeks to center and amplify the often unheard perspectives of those navigating through and beyond the complexities of displacement. The result is a diverse and moving collection—a meditation on the concept of "home" and a testament to the power of storytelling.
Ahmed M. Badr is a poet and social entrepreneur working to combine poetry, archival material, and multimedia to explore the complexities of migration, identity, and self-expression, with a focus on re-framing and reclaiming the power of tragedy. On July 25, 2006, Ahmed's home in Baghdad was bombed by militia troops. He and his fami...
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Title:While The Earth Sleeps We Travel: Stories, Poetry, And Art From Young Refugees Around The World
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:192 pages, 8 X 6 X 0.5 in
Shipping dimensions:192 pages, 8 X 6 X 0.5 in
Published:October 13, 2020
Publisher:Andrews McMeel Publishing
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781449496425

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