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Controversial Yet Necessary : A First hand experience about Refugees and exile in Sweden

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Egyptian activist Nader Attar published a new Book while called “Controversial Yet Necessary”. That book presents some of his poems he wrote about his experience in Sweden looking it through the eyes of refugee in exile.

He thankfully sent me a copy of his book and I promised him to write about it here in Egyptian
Controversial yet Necessary Cover
Controversial yet Necessary
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Chronicles months ago. As a girl of her promises, I am writing tonight about it.
I do not know how to do a review because I am not an English literature poetry critic but there are a couple of poems that stopped me a lot.

“Alternative World” presenting this comparison between a party girl Swede and a woman illegal immigrant who lost everything in the Sea.
“The unbearable act of Starring” which I believe that Attar was inspired to write it from the Sad Aylan Kurdi if you still remember him.

“Me, Myself and My boat” is also
“Hej…Hej Jimmie Åkesson!” is an angry message to Swede Right-wing leader Jimmie Åkesson.
Attar’s work with the refugees especially Syrians gave him a first-hand experience with their tragedies and plea for safety in Europe.

Nader also perfectly criticized the right wing in Sweden if not all the right wing in the West right now in his book especially with that the rise of Nazism once.
His beautiful poem “Father” about the loss of his father, while he was Sweden, reminded of how many self-exiled Egyptian activists suffer emotionally for the loss of their parents when they cannot come back for security reasons.

I am so happy that Nader managed to publish his first poetry collection, hopefully, we will read soon his play he is working on.


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