Exile: Fear, Creativity, New Dissidence? FEAR+ Seminar

What is the significance of exile today? For the refugees themselves, exile is first and foremost a brutal form of punishment. Yet in spite of all the anxiety and pain, many victims of forced exile have found opportunities to rebuild their lives in new ways. Consequently, while the plight of refugees remains a tragic symbol of our times, evoking images of terrible suffering, many victims of forced exile feel hopeful as well — both imprisoned and free at the same time.

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