For Two College Students, Finally a Place (and a Person) to Call Home


For Yolka Gessen and Mohamad Eisa, the concept of home is complicated.

Mr. Eisa, 24, is a native of Syria. In 2013, when the Syrian war escalated, the neighborhood in Homs where he lived with his mother and extended family fell under attack. Electricity was cut off; food and water were scarce. In July of that year, Mr. Eisa and his mother escaped to Turkey via Lebanon.

The two settled in Istanbul where Mr. Eisa attended high school and perfected his English by working at a traveler’s hostel….



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Written by Bourbiza Mohamed

I have 26 years of experience as a professional writer and editor and have been working as a full time freelancer since 2011. I am originally from Casablanca, Morocco, and I graduated from Qatar University with a degree in journalism. I have worked for newspapers, magazines, news agencies, websites. I speak fluent Arabic, French, English, Russian and Spanish.

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