Aminatou Haidar.


Aminatou Haidar– The importance of place.

I saw this last week and indeed suppose I have followed it a while. Many of us are familiar with names, the naming of things and have a sense of place. Indeed, mostly when a parent names a child , they know that they will carry that name through their life and possibly have it etched onto their gravestone (unless they happen to live somewhere where people
disappear or get brutalised by governments).

Morocco has taken the woman’s identity cos she is not Moroccan and she has been on hunger-strike at Lanzarote. We all know about Passports too (they get traded by people with influence or nicked for the black market, mostly travel is impossible without them and those who don’t possess them are called Sin Papales in that part of the world).

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