• Rasha Kotaiche

The Arab Diaspora in Britain




Many Arab communities are focused in larger cities, mainly London and Manchester where there are now areas and roads dedicated to be the "mini east" with restaurants and a variety of shops selling their cultural traditions

There are also many areas in which the community will live in where it is passed around as to how said area is "where all the Lebanese go to live" etc

These communities are well connected, where families know of one another through one another

What happens when to a family when there is no larger community?

My own parents community has fluctuated across the years where they have met many people and families but they would soon move away where as my parents stayed; a lot of these people moved countries or cities and became part of a larger community

Did they desire a stronger community for themselves and for their children to grow up with?