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I fled

They told me: Do not go back

This country is no longer livable

I went ...

Because I assumed  as a matter of illusion

There must be an opening for some light

But every light I traced was leading me towards exile

I fled again

Waqif واقف

In 2015 I left Yemen on a trip that was supposed to last for two weeks. However, it lasted for 433 days. The war broke out, and all the borders were closed.

Last Trip

We did not sense it would be the last trip; rather, we thought we were at the beginning of our journey to explore the beautiful culture and lands, in its astonishing diversity. We were living through moments of self-denial as the country was slipping into an abyss.


Collaboration with

London based Iraqi artist

Mahdi Al-Shammary

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