The 1951 Refugee Convention enshrines the right of people fleeing the horrors of conflict and persecution to seek refuge in another country. It defines who is a refugee under international law. To mark the 70th Anniversary of these human rights, UK for UNHCR called on the public to submit their own definitions of the word “refugee”. With over 1000 definitions, the Refugee Dictionary was born. I submitted by own definition, and was later invited to write the foreword.
I enjoyed reading Agatha Christie’s memoirs “Come tell me how you live” which recounts her time in Iraq and Syria in the 1930s, with her archaeologist husband Max Mallowan.
Although at times it’s a bit uncomfortable, with outdated descriptions and generalisations, for the most part its a charming account of the 30s, and I did find passages which I truly appreciated reading. You get a rare window into life on the ground.… Agatha Christie’s Come Tell Me How You Live
That time the science museum made me date a robot…