Migration Media Award: Third Place, Category Print
Author: Asma Abidi
Date of publication: 28/10/2016
Title: A Song Unsung
Short summary : Akram Hamidi is a young Tunisian rap singer.He was deported to Tunisia from Switzerland on a Swiss flight. Before leaving Tunisia to Europe, he was a member of the Rap Group Armada Bizerta singing for the Revolution and against social injustice and censorship.
His irregular stay in Europe was full of life-learning experiences like moving from a country to another,struggling to live and even writing rap songs in German in his prison,after being arrested for ”illegal stay” and where he had a heart surgery ,that turned his life into a nightmare. His forced return to Tunisia,was marked by the Trauma of his experience in the European prisons but his life now is a trial to start from the beginning seeking solution for his health situation and writing new rap songs inspired by his life abroad.
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