Azil Jahanbakhsh was born and grew up in Iran, but, after the tragic death of his older brother, moved with his family to Germany to have a fresh start. In Germany, he was discovered as a soccer star and moved to New York to play soccer, where he would…
This is the story of Barry Sherbeck, who grew up traveling around the Middle East with his missionary parents. He frequently returned to the United States, including for his college education, but also explored South East Asia as part of his job, where he…
Abdullah Lami immigrated to the United States from Iraq along with his family to attain a better education. While life was initially challenging as he missed his culture, learned a new language, and faced racial discrimination, life eventually became…
Dana Shkokani was born in 1997 in Palestine. On the anniversary of Nakba in 2013 her friend was shot through the chest for throwing a rock during a protest. She then decided to move. Dana came to the United States to attend Columbus State to study…
Razan Kanjo was born in Aleppo, Sryia in 1996. Her father had moved to the United States in 1967, and in 2000 her mother and her left Syria to join him. Because of her position as a Syrian American, Razan reflects on her experiences and insights on her…
Fahima Hanosh was born in Mardin, Syria, 1901. She emigrated to the United States in 1920 to rejoin several members of her family who had already emigrated. She married Joseph Anton, a fellow Syrian immigrant, in 1922, and they divorced in 1927. Soon…