Delusions from the Kurdish Diaspora

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I was not a typical diaspora Kurd. I did not grow up on the canals of Gothenburg, or in the hustle and bustle of London and Berlin, or in an obscure town near Amsterdam. Aside from providing a unique backstory, being born and raised in Saudi Arabia is nothing to brag about. However, I still grew up hearing the same stories told in other diaspora households. The mountains, the valleys, the history, the folktales, the…