Songs of Innocence, Songs of Experience

"I lament the hierarchy of human life. Some people spend their entire life in pain, due to the accident of being born in the wrong country."

Issue 41, Volume Two: Winter 2019-20

Maiwand Banayee

Maiwand Banayee came to Ireland from Afghanistan in 2004. He spent over three years in direct provision and learnt English while living in Ireland. After receiving permission to stay here, he attended IT Carlow, graduating with a degree in Physical Therapy. He writes about war in Afghanistan from his direct experiences, and is currently writing a memoir.