Thursday, 24 April 2008

Op: Why is the Catalan diaspora ignored?, by Germà Capdevila.

Many countries hace had to suffer exile on a large scale throughout
their history. The Irish, Armenians, Gypsies, Basques and Catalans are
a few examples, but the attitudes towards the diaspora have been
radically different.
In many cases there is pride and gratitude towards émigrés that have
done and do so much to represent the homeland in the host countries to
which they have emigrated. This is something that has always made me
wonder what has led Catalan society to ignore its own diaspora in the
space of only a couple of decades. (Full story in printed edition).