Migrant Tales Literary: The moon and me by Saboora

by , under Enrique Tessieri

Saboora* is a young Iraqi asylum seeker who turns to art to write about her long and painful journey from the Middle East to Finland. In the painting below, which she calls “The moon and me,” is about an asylum seeker, a leafless tree, and the moon. 

Saboora doesn’t deny that the person in the painting could be her.

“Since I have no-one to talk to and nobody understands what I want to say,” she said, “the only one I can talk to is the moon.”

The “Moon and me” by Saboora.

*Saboora’s real name has been changed because she is an asylum seeker.

See also:

The story of two asylum seekers in Finland: Aerzo’s and Saboora’s three drawings

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