The Most Urgent Story of Our Times

Khaled Hosseini, the Afghan-American author of The Kite Runner, A Thousand Splendid Suns, And The Mountains Echoed, is a fabulous story-teller.  He knows the refugee experience intimately and calls it “The Most Urgent Story of Our Times.”  http://stories.unhcr.org/supporters/khaled-hosseini June 20th is World Refugee Day, the annual time for trying to tell and share that story, […]

Center for Digital Storytelling – Blog – Strangers in a Strange Land… No More – by Allison Myers

Center for Digital Storytelling – Blog – Strangers in a Strange Land… No More – by Allison Myers. The Center for Digital Storytelling brought together two of my passions yesterday: digital humanities (digital story telling specifically) and refugee studies. They shared a powerful story from a young Iraqi refugee in honor of World Refugee Day.

World Refugee Day Reading Suggestion: And the Mountains Echoed.

June 20th is World Refugee Day, an annual event intended to raise awareness of the 42.5 million people forcibly displaced from their homes and country.  One way to learn about the refugee experience is to read the work of Khaled Hosseini, including his new novel And the Mountains Echoed. The lives of Afghani refugees are […]