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Sinthujan Varatharajah

Sinthujan Varatharajah

Born and raised in Germany, Sinthujan is the London-based founder of Roots of Diaspora. He is a writer, poet, photographer, digital distortionist, storyteller and collector of memories. Besides a passion for interrogating the present via the past, Sinthujan is interested in critical race and postcolonial theory, migration and diaspora studies as well as Arabic, Farsi and Japanese. He is currently a PhD Candidate in Political Geography.

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  • Roots of Diaspora

    Roots of Diaspora: Suthamie, the Refugee Mother

    Suthamie's husband fled Jaffna in April 1984. He had arrived in West Germany as a refugee while she was forced to stay back in war torn Jaffna. Suthamie couldn’t accompany him since she was in her sixth months of pregnancy. The doctor had prohibited her from boarding a plane. Despite his wife’s condition it was too dangerous for her husband to stay as a young Tamil man in the North. He left months before seeing his second child’s birth. She was 24 years old when she decided to follow her husband’s footsteps to safety.

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