Who is the foreigner?” is a question that leads us to the perception of an implicit and heightened threat…. “Am I the foreigner in my own home?” It may be that the most defining characteristic of our times is that…walls and weapons feature as prominently now as they once did, in Medieval times….Foreign…is the “not us,” the rupture between self and society.

–– Toni Morrison, “The Foreigner’s Home” Louvre, Paris 2006