Refugee Tales: Volume IV

Edited by David Herd & Anna Pincus

Seventy years after the 1951 Refugee Convention ‘endeavoured to assure refugees the widest possible exercise of these fundamental rights and Freedoms’, the fourth volume of Refugee Tales again shares the tales of people who have sought refuge and welcome, and instead have found themselves detained. As the coronavirus death toll rises across the world, more than ever the detention of migrants and people forced to move is a defining issue of our moment.


In these new tales, poets, novelists and writers have collaborated with people who have experienced detention, their stories appearing alongside first-hand accounts of people who themselves have been detained. Here we are told what it means to experience the ongoing reality of the UK’s ‘hostile environment’, as well as detention in Canada, Greece, Italy, and the USA. Each new story communicates the human costs of a system which fundamentally breaches human rights, and each story conveys the need for urgent political change.


Featuring a prologue by Baroness Shami Chakrabati. 


The fourth volume in the Refugee Tales series, profits from the sales of which go to two refugee charities. 


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28 Jul 2021