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Refugee Tales

Two unaccompanied children travel across the Mediterranean in an overcrowded boat that has been designed to only make it halfway across...

Verlag Comma Press
ISBN 978-1-910974-23-0
2016

Softcover

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Two unaccompanied children travel across the Mediterranean in an overcrowded boat that has been designed to only make it halfway across... A 63-year-old man is woken one morning by border officers 'acting on a tip-off' and, despite having paid taxes for 28 years, is suddenly cast into the detention system with no obvious means of escape... An orphan whose entire life has been spent in slavery - first on a Ghanaian farm, then as a victim of trafficking - writes to the Home Office for help, only to be rewarded with a jail sentence and indefinite detention... These are not fictions. Nor are they testimonies from some distant, brutal past, but the frighteningly common experiences of Europe's new underclass - its refugees. While those with "citizenship" enjoy basic human rights (like the right not to be detained without charge for more than 14 days), people seeking asylum can be suspended for years in Kafka-esque uncertainty. Here, poets and novelists retell the stories of individuals who have direct experience of Britain's policy of indefinite immigration detention. Presenting their accounts anonymously, as modern day counterparts to the pilgrims' stories in Chaucer's Canterbury Tales, this book offers rare, intimate glimpses into otherwise untold suffering.

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Abdulrazak Gurnah

Abdulrazak Gurnah ist der Gewinner des Nobelpreises für Literatur 2021. Gurnah hat bislang zehn Romane veröffentlicht: »Memory of Departure«, »Pilgrims Way« (»Schwarz auf Weiß«), »Dottie«, »Paradise« (»Das verlorene Paradies«; nominiert für den Booker Prize und den Whitbread Award), »Admiring Silence« (»Donnernde Stille«),...

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Ali Smith

Ali Smith wurde 1962 in Inverness in Schottland geboren und lebt in Cambridge. Sie hat mehrere Romane und Erzählbände veröffentlicht und zahlreiche Preise erhalten. Sie ist Mitglied der Royal Society of Literature und wurde 2015 zum Commander of the Order of the British Empire ernannt. Ihr Roman »Beides sein« wurde 2014 ausgezeichnet mit...

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