BALOBESHAYI

African Women Voices

“We’re Not Only Refugees”

Every year, a ball, a field become the right setting for panafricanism here in Istanbul.
During the African Cup, Africans from all over Turkey and sometimes from other part of the world as well, gather in Istanbul to play football.
Today we went to a field where one of the team was training and apart from the pleasure of talking to those guys, we came back with a statement of one of the players:

we’re not only refugees

Too often Africans are thought to be one unique mass while there are different countries in the continent and each of them has a peculiar history and situation that leads people to migrate. Some of them due to wars, others to find a better employment. That’s what the player referred to.

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This entry was posted on 24 April 2014 by in Diary, On the road with (IN)VISIBLE CITIES and tagged , , .
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