Narratives of Displacement (Video Available)

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The first event for 2021 as part of the Migration, Refugees and Statelessness Seminar Series, presented in partnership with the Peter McMullin Centre on Statelessness.

Speaker: Durkhanai Ayubi

The Narratives of Displacement (NoD) project was born from an understanding of the little acknowledged, but increasingly intertwined and numerous, typologies driving displacement in our world today – from climate to conflict, to politics and economic drivers – impacting a growing segment of the global population in complex ways. And while the realities of being a displaced person today are shifting, the dominant narratives around displacement remain trapped in a narrow image of a refugee as a foreign other, flooding Euro-American borders and bringing chaos and unwelcome cultural clashes in their wake.

In this presentation, Durkhanai Ayubi, one of the founders of NoD, will discuss how the project seeks to decode the narrative norms that have brought us to this limited and problematic understanding, and what narratives can be used to deepen and diversify our understanding of the realities of displacement today.

Durkhanai Ayubi is an Afghan born migrant to Australia. She is a restaurateur, author of Parwana: Recipes and Stories from an Afghan Kitchen (2020), an Atlantic Fellow of the Atlantic Institute based in Oxford, and a freelance writer for various publications nationally and globally.