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Immigrantly


Immigrants today are treated as a single defined block, where every immigrant is thought to be the same. Immigrantly by Saadia Khan seeks to explore the intersectionality of racial identity, culture & class through the lens of immigrant experiences.

May 8, 2019

In this episode, Saadia Khan talks to a Syrian refugee living in Berlin. Thair Orfahli grew up in Syria, in a middle-class family. His childhood was relatively normal, and he was studying law in Lebanon when the Syrian war broke out, what ensued was a series of fateful events which led him to leave everything behind, risk his life by riding a flimsy boat across the Mediterranean to get to Germany and seek asylum. He is a refugee who was granted political asylum in Germany. His story is that of resilience, heroism and unfettered conviction in the face of unprecedented adversity.