Semeko Davi

Semeko Davi was born in Lomé, Togo, and moved to Maryland as a child. She studies Creative Writing and Natural Science at Loyola University Maryland, and enjoys cooking in her spare time.

People of Nowhere: A Meditation on Syria

Syrian and Iraqi refugees arrive in Greece.

This piece of writing is a brief biography of Syrians. I refuse to use the word refugees throughout because I wanted to emphasize the fact that they are individual groups — they are people who have names and a country which they love.

Men and women who are suffering. Men and women who do not have a place to lay their heads. Men and women who cannot call a place their home, because their homes are taken and they have no refuge.

I offer this essay as a reminder of countless displaced Syrians thousands of miles away.