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Two more poems on asylum

Today I want to introduce you to two poems by Amina.

Amina fled Mogadishu in Somalia after the war had stolen her entire family from her. So far, her application for asylum in the UK has been refused, but she is working with a lawyer to appeal the decision. She writes as a way of trying to cope with the pain of what has happened to her and is a member of the Write to life group at the Medical Foundation for the Care of Victims of Torture.

I love these two small poems - what they say and what they don't say; what can be read in 'the gap'. Amina will be among the writers whose work will be read at a special event at the Edinburgh International Book Festival in August. More info on this to follow.
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