“One of the things that I remember was when you’re a refugee, there’s no place like your country. You miss home most more than ever. And a land that you would call, and you would think that you belong to, that wouldn’t be there. So this feeling of missing the land that you belong to, that you call it your land, that you call your country, that identity and turning into a number. If you go to one of neighboring countries, like turning into a number, which would be thousands and thousands, of you living, refugees living in those country, and you would be a new number to that.”

My name is Belal Ahmad Noori. I’m a graduate of the American University of Afghanistan in Kabul. I’m currently a Fulbright scholar studying in the United States.