3 Sep 2016

Children Of Diaspora

Lowkey ft. Mai Khalil
"Exile is strangely compelling to think about
but terrible to experience.
It is the unhealable rift forced between a human
being and a native place, between the self
and its true home: its essential sadness
can never be surmounted.
And while it is true that literature and history
contain heroic, romantic, glorious, even triumphant episodes
in an exile's life, these are no more than efforts meant to overcome
the crippling sorrow of estrangement.
The achievements of exile are permanently undermined
by the loss of something left behind forever."

Edward W. Said

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