• Tamerlan Bibulatov

The part of their story with me in it

By Marisha Lange  At the beginning of May I began a three-month internship at a refugee shelter in the south-east corner of Berlin. In my first days at the shelter, I met people from Afghanistan and Azerbaijan, Iraq and Iran, Syria and Eritrea and Turkey. I was fascinated by the diversity of their languages and religions and cultures. I was captivated by their stories, but while I was deeply interested in their past, something in me quickly latched on to their present. The novelty of...

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Inspiring a Generation

I´m Rumeysa from Turkey and this summer I decided to collect stories of powerful women. The first woman I interviewed in this series is Hawa. Hawa Hussaini is from Afghanistan, a country in which female students could not attend school and women were banned from working because of the Taliban. But she kept fighting for herself and for others teaching women's rights. Today, she is 64 years old and full of energy and joy, still giving her knowledge to others through teaching Farsi. Can...

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Migrants don't want to just sit around!

SPANISH BELOW The MaMis en Movimiento e.V. are an association of Spanish and German speaking people who support each other on very different topics. For some time now, they have been offering various services in Treptow-Köpenick, too. We met with them and talked about their origins and whishes for the future. RawafedZusammenfluss: What do MaMis en Movimiento stand for? Karina: We have two pillars: The regular activities and publicly funded projects. We started with very small grants. Last...

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  • Seven Nights

    First Night In the middle of the road under the midnight street lamp you will howl, barefoot in your bedgown.A mosquito suddenly stings you. Afraid,...

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  • Vows Wide Open

    We never would have tried it back home, but when we came to Berlin, everything was differentHere anything was possible and we now had a child. We...

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