The Power of a Passport

by Sophie Dowle, Arabic:- “We’ll miss you! When will you be back in Jordan?” asks one of my friends who’s from Iraq but lives in Jordan.“I’m not sure”, I reply. “Maybe next summer, it depends whether I come back here or
go to a different Arabic speaking country. You should come visit me in Britain! It’s really lovely!”I say it without thinking, I’d love to show my friends the dreaming spires of Oxford and the green grass of home.“I’m not sure we’ll be let in.”They say it in a jokey tone, but the