Between Two Worlds: Feelings of Belonging While in Exile and the Question of Return

  • Marije Braakman (Autor/in)
  • Angela Schlenkhoff (Autor/in)


For millions of people around the world, the condition of 'refugee-ness' is a daily reality. They do not live in a place of their own choice, and live there amid a web of complex relationships and processes. These encompass two different universes: firstly, their own socio-cultural? historical and political roots, which in themselves carry a highly conflictive potential, having forced the refugees into exile; and secondly, the often alien and hostile characteristics of the host society where, at the same time, new localities and senses of homes are created.