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Man on the run

By Agnes Bun

Souhalito Timité - crédit : Agnès Bun

Souhalito Timité does not walk, he runs. Especially this morning, as he is late for his soccer practice. At the stadium, the game has not started yet. The other players are shivering. Timité only wears a light jacket, but he does not feel the cold. He lights a cigarette, kicks imaginary balls, and asks for the time, twice.

In soccer, Timité is a striker. But in life, he is a runner, who spent most of his existence running away. First from the Ivory Coast rebel army, who enlisted him as a child soldier. “My life was in danger,” he says. Then from the French police. Timité may be a political refugee, but according to the French law, he is an illegal immigrant.