“I am the one
Who always goes
Away with my home
Which can only stay inside in my blood – my home which does not fit
With any geography” (Bhatt, 1997).
Movement is part of life and living on. For children who are seeking asylum in countries that they hope will protect them, being on the move brings challenges and opportunities, risks and danger, where many others make decisions about them, as they decide for themselves how to go on, and how to be still, in the contexts and processes that surround them. Their movements from danger to safety are part of greater migratory flows that generate life, death, and uncertainty depending on the contexts of reception, resettlement or return. The stanza by Sujata Bhatt above, within a larger poem called The One Who Goes Away, exemplifies the ways that children seeking asylum, like all migrants, can locate and dislocate themselves when they move. They simultaneously integrate and disintegrate during shifts from one place to another, as they...