Daily Archives: August 27, 2017
Refugee Tales by Various writers
Today I want to bring you two books that many may not have come across but they are important books Refugee Tales Vol I and II. I read both earlier this month and they have been on my mind ever since. In Volume I there is a collection of stories and poems by Chris Cleave, Ali Smith, Carol Watts among others. These are stories of people who are fleeing their own countries seeking shelter in Britain. These are not fictional stories but stories that are real and as they happened and how the British detention system could keep them not knowing their fates for years. These true stories are harrowing and real. Not from a bygone age in history but now and the unspeakable suffering that the refugees suffered.
Published by Comma Press on 16 June 2016
Refugee Tales Vol II – Various writers
In Volume II there are twelve stories from Jackie Kay, Helen MacDonald author of the best-selling H is for Hawk, Marina Walker, Kamila Shamsie and Neel Mukherjee and many more.
This is the second volume that tells of the true stories of refugees and the stories of the detention centres. In one story there is a young man who has been fighting deportation for 25 years. Never knowing from one day to another whether he is going to be deported back to his country and an uncertain future. These are real people and real stories and happening across Europe today. Heartfelt and profound these stories cry out to be read and should be. All profits from both Volume I and II go to the Gatwick Detainees Welfare Group and also Kent Help for Refugees.
Thank you to Becky Harrison for review copies of Refugee Tales Volumes I and Two.
Published by Comma Press and released on 20 July 2017