Mothers' Voices: A "Rematriated" Adoptee's Art Residency

by Daniel Drennan ElAwar

In 2004 I returned to Lebanon, the place of my birth and adoption. I lived there for 12 years, teaching illustration and graphic design. In 2016 I was a research fellow at the Asfari Institute for Citizenship and Civil Society. My research focus on fundamental questions of identity, belonging, and citizenship in both original and adoptive societies. In May of 2016, the Lebanese government reneged on renewing my "courtesy visa", and I was obliged to return to New Jersey, where I...

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