When We Were Home: A Collection of Memories from Burmese Refugee Youth

Title: When We Were Home: A Collection of Memories from Burmese Refugee Youth

Author: Compiled by Mark Fusunyan, Courtney Temple and Alyse Wheelock; illustrations by Hay Reh

Date: 2016

Description: This is a collection of stories and artwork by Burmese refugee youth living in Worcester, MA, compiled by volunteers with the Worcester Refugee Assistance Project. The images and narratives tell the stories of various youth whose families fled the ongoing civil conflict in Burma. These youth lived in refugee camps along the border of Burma and Thailand, before being resettled as refugees in Worcester. The stories touch on topics of Burmese culture, life in the refugee camps, the youth’s journey to the U.S., their expectations, realities, challenges and successes.

Keywords: Burma, Refugee Camps, Resettlement, Refugee Youth

Cataloged by: Patrick Barnosky/ B. J. Perkins

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