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Sierra Leone - The Price of Going Home

Disowned by their families and despised by former friends, failed migrants who return home empty-handed must struggle to rebuild their lives

Fatmata, Jamilatu and Alimamy all see themselves as failures. They’re young Sierra Leoneans who risked everything for the sake of a better life in Europe. Along the way, they were imprisoned and enslaved. They saw friends die. Eventually, they gave up. Now, they’re home again - facing the devastating consequences of what they did to their families before they left, actions that have left them ostracised by their nearest and dearest. Who will help them to survive back home? Can they rebuild their lives, and achieve any reconciliation with their parents? And if they can’t, will they be tempted to set off again, to seek their fortunes abroad?

Produced and presented by Tim Whewell
Editor, Bridget Harney

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28 minutes


  • Thu 2 Jan 2020 11:00
  • Mon 6 Jan 2020 20:30