Category Archives: Deportation

Beginnings: New

We here at Agent L headquarters have had a shitty, shitty year, punctuated by moments of grace and loveliness which we hope we haven’t grown so calloused as to not appreciate. Even before the deportation, there was a nasty incident … Continue reading

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Deportation

At the end of a few days, I can say that I’m not in love with Panama. However, I’ve had a lovely few first days here, on no small parts thanks to my host, who has been infinitely kind, solicitous, … Continue reading

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Detainment In Ladies’ Jail

Gotta get this narrative wrapped up, cause the new chapter starts on Thursday. (Very excited to share that with you.) On Monday morning I was let out of my cell to talk with my lawyer. She bummed me a few … Continue reading

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Continuing Adventures in Turkish Detainment

When we last left off, I’d been awoken in the middle of the night to have a cıgarette, and I thought, “this is my last cigarette for a while.” And I was right. I never quite caught how long cops … Continue reading

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Blue Shirts vs. Black Shirts: Continued Adventures in Detainment

I lied in the last post about jail. Sorry. Some events are getting hazy. I did not wake up to my lawyer. I woke up to a police officer shouting “Elizabeth!” with far too much joviality. “Dear God,” I thought. … Continue reading

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Once in Turkish Jail Is Never Enough!

It was after midnight when we got back to the Emniyet. “You are going to stay here for a few days,” my lawyer said gently. “Okay do they have a room or-” “No. You will be in the cell.” “I … Continue reading

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Normally, I Like It When People Ask Questions

I am extraordinarily tired and worn out from three weeks of constant worry, so bear with me while I walk you through my thought process. I have a student who sits RIGHT next to my desk, who’s kind of the … Continue reading

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