What a Feeling!
What a feeling! The man who was once homeless, jobless and illegal is now holding his book.
Three years ago, I was in a Malaysian jail, guilty of the crime of being Syrian. Now I am a permanent resident of Canada, anxious to continue the mission I started while I was trapped at Kuala Lumpur International Airport—standing up for Syrians, for refugees, for “illegals.” Who are Syrians really? How does it feel to be a refugee? How do you survive in a foreign country without money or status? How do you keep your dignity in a de-humanizing system?
Life is strange—brutal and generous at the same time. I survived these experiences and now get to share them with others, to help close the gap between “them” and “us” in Man@the_Airport, coming May 2021 from Tidewater Press.