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When You Can't Go Home: Portraits of Refugees in the Pacific Northwest

By Karisa Keasey

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Each essay is written smoothly without political hostility. These are real stories of real people.

Synopsis

“GO BACK TO WHERE YOU CAME FROM!” a man yells from the window of his truck as he drives by a young Eritrean woman walking on the sidewalk. The truth is, she would love to go back to her home country. She misses her family, the smell of her favorite foods and all the belongings she left behind. The problem is that she would be persecuted and even killed if she ever returned. She is here because she can’t go home. Tens of thousands of refugees like her come to the United States each year from all over the world. Threatened by persecution and war, these brave people leave behind everything familiar to seek safety and the chance for a new start.

When You Can’t Go Home tells the story of 10 refugees and their families alongside 30 breath-taking portraits by artist, Karisa Keasey. For every book sold, Karisa will donate 50% of the profits to World Relief to help in their efforts with refugees. In addition to raising funds, awareness and compassion for refugees, Karisa hopes that this book will inspire readers to use their own unique gifts to make a positive impact for others in their own communities.

"When You Can't Go Home: Portraits of Refugees in the Pacific Northwest"

written and illustrated by Karisa Keasey is a modern masterpiece.


The book begins: "These stories break hearts, and that’s a good thing." Ten essays feature ten people from countries across the globe who have sought refuge in America. Each story of personal upheaval, anguish, grief, and fear are the same, and yet unique. Every person and every family affected by the dangers of their home countries experienced different sorts of evil. And they all looked to America, the "Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave."


Each essay is written smoothly without political hostility. These are real stories of real people.


Original watercolours accompany each essay. The words and the images work symbiotically to express the subject's life.


I recommend this for lovers of art, readers who appreciate down-to-earth essays, and anyone curious about exploring refugee viewpoints.

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Jessica Lucci is an award winning indie author on a quest to use books to unite society.

Synopsis

“GO BACK TO WHERE YOU CAME FROM!” a man yells from the window of his truck as he drives by a young Eritrean woman walking on the sidewalk. The truth is, she would love to go back to her home country. She misses her family, the smell of her favorite foods and all the belongings she left behind. The problem is that she would be persecuted and even killed if she ever returned. She is here because she can’t go home. Tens of thousands of refugees like her come to the United States each year from all over the world. Threatened by persecution and war, these brave people leave behind everything familiar to seek safety and the chance for a new start.

When You Can’t Go Home tells the story of 10 refugees and their families alongside 30 breath-taking portraits by artist, Karisa Keasey. For every book sold, Karisa will donate 50% of the profits to World Relief to help in their efforts with refugees. In addition to raising funds, awareness and compassion for refugees, Karisa hopes that this book will inspire readers to use their own unique gifts to make a positive impact for others in their own communities.

About the author

Award winning artist, Karisa Keasey has been using her painting and writing to raise awareness and funds for the most marginalized people in the world for several years. Karisa currently lives in the greater Seattle area with her incredible husband. view profile

Published on September 21, 2019

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Genre: Art

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