The Darfuri Asylum Seeker in Israel Who Takes Refuge in Writing

Adam Ahmed fled the massacre in Sudan in 2004 and survived a bloodbath in Egypt, yet is afraid to walk the streets of Tel Aviv. His memoir takes readers on an insightful journey into life in exile

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Writer Adam Ahmed pictured in a Tel Aviv bookstore, December 2017. "I wrote to escape from the hardships of refugee life," he says.
Writer Adam Ahmed pictured in a Tel Aviv bookstore, December 2017. "I wrote to escape from the hardships of refugee life," he says.Credit: Moti Milrod
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An African asylum seeker sitting in a chair in south Tel Aviv, 2016.Credit: Avi Ohayon / GPO
Then-MK Miri Regev visiting the Hatikva neighborhood of south Tel Aviv in May 2012, following protests against African asylum seekers living in the hardscrabble neighborhood.Credit: Moti Milrod
A demonstration in Jerusalem against the forced deportation of African asylum seekers to Uganda or Rwanda, January 2017.Credit: Emil Salman

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