Exile & Displacement

New Americans Museum: Changing the Narrative on Immigration

December 14th, 2017|Categories: Borders and Boundaries, Cultural and Personal Identity, Education, Exile & Displacement, Immigration, Indigenous Rights, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , |

The New Americans Museum (NAM) in San Diego, CA has embraced a critical responsibility in American history and culture: promoting understanding and interaction between immigrants and native-born Americans. In the era of Trump, this is no easy feat. Shortly after the 2016 election, the museum was vandalized with anti-immigrant graffiti declaring, “Too much [...]

Rohingya in Burma: Fatima’s Oral History

September 12th, 2017|Categories: Burma, Exile & Displacement, Narrators, Refugees|Tags: , , , |

The human rights crisis occurring right now in Burma is nothing new. When we published Nowhere to be Home: Narratives from Survivors of Burma's Military Regime in 2011, one narrator, Fatima, recounted her experience as a Rohingya refugee living in Bangladesh, and the hardship she faced as a Muslim in Burma.  We must continue to share the [...]

Magnum Foundation & Voice of Witness Partner to Educate Through Multimedia Storytelling Amidst Colombian Peace Talks

October 6th, 2016|Categories: Education, Exile & Displacement, News|Tags: , , , |

For over five decades, Colombia has been embroiled in internal armed conflict among guerrilla groups, paramilitary militias, and the country’s own military. Civilians in Colombia have faced a range of abuses from all sides, including killings, disappearances, and rape—and more than four million have been forced to flee their homes. As the crisis [...]

“Translation Brings Tales of Woe Home to Burmese Readers”

January 21st, 2016|Categories: Exile & Displacement, Political Oppression|Tags: , , , , |

Maggie Lemere, left, and Zoë West, right, at the launch of the Burmese-language translation of the book Nowhere to Be Home, on Saturday, January 18, 2016 in Rangoon. (Photo: Hein Htet / The Irrawaddy) In light of Burma’s history of oppressive censorship, we couldn’t be more thrilled that the stories of former political prisoners and [...]

Remembering Knoo Know

December 14th, 2015|Categories: Exile & Displacement, Narrators, Political Oppression|Tags: |

Knoo Know, Narrator, Nowhere to Be Home. Photo by Aung Myo Min We are posting this excerpt to honor the memory of Knoo Know, one of the narrators in Nowhere to Be Home: Narratives from Survivors of Burma’s Military Regime and a visionary human rights and LGBT rights activist from Burma. We [...]