I’m honoured and pleased to have contributed to this great book and initiative published by Comma Press in 2015.
In Refugee Tales, poets and novelists retell the stories of individuals who have directly experienced Britain’s policy of indefinite immigration detention. Presenting their experiences anonymously, as modern day counterparts to the pilgrim’s stories in Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales, the book offers rare, intimate glimpses into otherwise untold suffering. My contribution has been The Deportees Tale.
Shami Chakrabarti ‘Refugee Tales is a wonderful way of re-humanising some of the most vulnerable and demonised people on the planet. This collection is both challenging and poignant. Readers will surely be moved to move their leaders to action.’
Writers in the collection are: Patience Agbabi, Jade Amoli-Jackson, Chris Cleave, Stephen Collis, Inua Ellams, Abdulrazak Gurnah, David Herd, Marina Lewycka, Avaes Mohammad, Hubert Moore, Ali Smith, Dragan Todorovich, Carol Watts and Michael Zand.
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