Being forced to live in a foreign country can be perilous and full of challenges. The spatial displacement into unfamiliar surroundings thrusts one into a new culture that may lead to loneliness, lack of self-esteem and even depression. However, are there instances where a life in exile can present new opportunities? Omwa Ombara a political asylee and self-declared feminist, shares her experiences in this interview.

In Focus

Living in Exile

Which challenges are faced by people who are forced to leave their own country? What forms of exile exist? Can there be any benefits of exile?

Photo (detail): Edwin Remsberg © mauritius images/age fotostock Detail shot of wire fence wound together

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