Nazia Hussain / Director at Home in Europe Project. The Open Society Foundations

The language around displacement and refugees has become stubbornly polarising. PositiveNegatives convey and humanise the situation of asylum seekers and refugees through the graphic novel in a thought provoking and heart tugging manner. Their dedication and commitment to highlighting the plight of the displaced is inspiring and serves to remind us of the complexities and reasons that drive people to flee their homes. It has been a pleasure to work with PositiveNegatives from inception to completion of the Open Society Foundations ‘Meet the Somalis’ illustrations, a set of stories that capture the emotions and challenges of settling and being accepted into a new home.