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Longing for HomeForced Displacement and Postures of Hospitality$
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M. Jan Holton

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780300207620

Published to Yale Scholarship Online: January 2017

DOI: 10.12987/yale/9780300207620.001.0001

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Longing for Home

M. Jan Holton

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I met Pricilla in Kakuma Refugee Camp in Kenya in 2003 while doing research with Dinka refugees from South Sudan.1 In 2008, after the end of the war, many of those refugees, including Pricilla, had returned to their home villages. Now, here I was in Bor, South Sudan, five years after our first meeting, sitting on a tree stump next to the sad little lean-to that was her home. She greeted me with a recited verse, 5:3 from the Gospel of Matthew....

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