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Living with Passports in Our Pockets

Brian Prsecott-Decie

Abstract


My wife, Taline, and her sister Maral were born in Mar Mikhael, a suburb of Beirut, of a Lebanese family of Armenian origin. Her father and paternal grandparents were also Lebanese born and bred, but her mother, of Armenian origin, but a citizen of Egypt where she was born, became Lebanese by marriage, and her aunt, also originally from Egypt, became Lebanese by virtue of the edict promulgated in June of 1994 (Maktabi, 2000, p. 147 and Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada, n.d.). During the civil war, when my wife was a child, they lived for a couple of years in the USA, and they have relatives in the USA, Canada, Brazil, Australia, Turkey, and elsewhere.


Keywords


Passport; Lebanon; Egypt

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DOI: 10.32380/alrj.v0i0.54

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