For all her uncertainty, Nayeri has found her place. In the lives and living quarters of refugees, using their “orphan details” to humanise a crisis so often portrayed as a footnote in geopolitical upheaval. She should write more of these stories and worry less about the telling.
Nayeri's 2017 Guardian Long Read asked why we expect refugees to be grateful to live in our country. now, she explains what it's like to be forced to flee your home and journey across borders in the hope of a new life.