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The Interview

The bureaucracy of seeking asylum in France: 'You have no name, no identity'

By: Douglas HERBERT Follow | Agnès LE COSSEC | Julia DORNER | Sophian Aubin
1 min

Endless queues in which you spend days, months, and even years watching the clock in dark and dreary waiting rooms. The administrators are arrogant and scornful, and the humiliations seem to jump out at you at every single turn. Welcome to the world of an asylum-seeker in France: a nightmare bureaucracy that could have been taken straight out of a Kafka novel. Our guest, cartoonist Mana Neyestani, discovered this universe when he arrived in France in 2011 as an Iranian refugee.

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