So I had to go

My name is Mamadou Sow. I’m from Guinea. I am 45 years old. I’m a father. I have four children and I am a computer specialist by profession. I’ve been in Germany for three and a half years. I go to VHS in the language course to learn German at level A2.

I am in Germany because I had problems with politics in Guinea. Because I was in the opposition of the government. But this opposition had great problems with the government. I was a member of a motorcycle group, we mobilized people to demonstrate against the government. The government didn’t like it – but we did it again and again. The police then came, beat us or arrested us, sometimes even shot us. A lot of people died, I lost two friends. The problem was they had no protection. The police came home to people, arrested them and locked them in jail. Continue reading “So I had to go”

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Participant of the workshop “Realities of life knocked in stone and immortalized in photos”

He, 26 years old, fled alone from Guinea to Germany in 2016. He lives alone in a room in the refugee camp. Shortly after his arrival in Germany, a retired voluntary refugee helper took care of him. After a short time he found his place in a language course, a theatre group and a choir. Continue reading “Participant of the workshop “Realities of life knocked in stone and immortalized in photos””

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Chased by my father

My name is Pascal, I’m from Guinea, Africa. I learned a profession, automotive engineering, I can repair cars. I had a problem with my family because my mother was Catholic and my father is Muslim. My mother died, I lived with my father and my father had two other wives after her. Continue reading “Chased by my father”

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