Refugee Tales : Volume II-9781910974308

Refugee Tales : Volume II

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Upon changing his religion, a young student is denounced as an apostate and flees his country in the back of a freezer lorry...

After years of travelling and losing almost everything- his country, his children, his wife, his farm- an Afghan man finds unexpected warmth and comfort in a stranger's home...

A student protester is forced to leave his homeland after a government crackdown, and spends the next 25 years in limbo, trapped in the UK asylum system...

Modelled on Chaucer's Canterbury Tales, the second volume of Refugee Tales sets out to communicate the experiences of those who, having sought asylum in the UK, find themselves indefinitely detained. Here, poets and novelists create a space in which the stories of those who have been detained can be safely heard, a space in which hospitality is the prevailing discourse and listening becomes an act of welcome.

All profits go to the Gatwick Detainee Welfare Group and Kent Help for Refugees.

Tales include:

The Smuggled Person's Tale- Jackie Kay

The Mother's Tale - Marina Warner

The Lover's Tale- Kamila Shamsie

The Abandoned Person's Tale- Olivia Laing

The Student's Tale- Helen Macdonald

The Support Worker's Tale- Josh Cohen

The Voluntary Returner's Tale- Caroline Bergvall

The Barrister's Tale-Rachel Holmes

The Soldier's Tale- Neel Mukherjee

The Walking Man's Tale- Ian Duhig

The Witness' Tale- Alex Preston

Published 20/07/2017 in United Kingdom as part of the Refugee Tales series
Paperback | 144 pages