Imaginative migrations: An interview with the Lebanese-Canadian writer Rawi Hage

  title={Imaginative migrations: An interview with the Lebanese-Canadian writer Rawi Hage},
  author={Rita Sakr},
  journal={Journal of Postcolonial Writing},
  pages={343 - 351}
  • Rita Sakr
  • Published 2011
  • History
  • Journal of Postcolonial Writing
The history of mankind is full of wars, divisions, the flow of blood, the flight of refugees and misery. I long for the day when an African child will be able to roam the world as if it is rightly his; I long for the day when Palestinian, Guatemalan, Iraqi and Afghan children will have homes to keep and build upon. I long for the day when we humans realize that we are all gatherers and wanderers, ever bound to cross each other’s paths, and that these paths belong to us all. (From Hage’s… Expand
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