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0224069829
Paperback:Palestine:2003 Paperback
Author: Sacco, Joe
Year: 2003
Language: English
Interest category: World history & travel
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Jonathan Cape
Resource type: Physical
Note: In 1991 Sacco travelled to Jerusalem to observe Palestinians living under Israeli occupation. Out of that trip comes this highly ambitious and successful telling of the refugees' stories. General adult
285 p., ill. ; 28 cm (pbk)
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0440863988
Paperback:Ruby Tanya:2005 Paperback
Author: Swindells, Robert E.
Year: 2005
Language: English
Interest category: Young adult novels
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Corgi Yearling
Resource type: Physical
Note: This is a contemporary tale about two friends - one of whom, Asra, is an asylum seeker from an unnamed Eastern European country. The other, Ruby Tanya, is the daughter of a local man who is campaigning against the presence of asylum seekers in his community. Ages 5 - 12
245 p. ; 20 cm (pbk)
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0863561799
Paperback:I can only tell you what my eyes see, photographs from the refugee crisis:2017 Paperback
Photographer: Duley, Giles
Year: 2017
Language: English
Interest category: Art, architecture & photography
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Saqi Books
Resource type: Physical
Note: With over 150 photographs, this powerful collection reveals the stories and humanity of those caught up in the refugee crisis. General adult
192 pages, illustrations (black and white, and colour) ; 27 cm (pbk)
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1509815619
Hardback:Lights in the distance, exile and refuge at the borders of Europe:2018 Hardback
Author: Trilling, Daniel
Year: 2018
Language: English
Interest category: Government, law & politics
Media class: Hardback
Content type: Bibliography
Publisher: Picador
Resource type: Physical
Note: The EU's founding myth is that it was created to ensure the horrors of the 20th century were never repeated; freedom, tolerance, and a respect for human rights are now proclaimed as 'European values'. But the movement of people is still tightly controlled. While internal borders have come down, in recent years we have seen the growth of a militarised frontier at Europe's edges to keep out the uninvited. In theory, 'Fortress Europe' exists to protect EU citizens from external threats. In reality, the system itself is a threat to the lives of some of the world's most desperate migrants. The political narrative is familiar, but what of the lives of those caught up in the crisis? Building on several years of reporting work, Daniel Trilling tells the stories of the people he has encountered, drawing on the relationships he has built up over the course of his work. General adult
xi, 281 pages, maps (black and white) ; 23 cm (hbk)
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1509881670
Hardback:Butterfly, from refugee to Olympian, my story of rescue, hope and triumph:2018 Hardback
Author: Mardini, Yusra
Author: Blond, Josie Le
Year: 2018
Language: English
Interest category: Biography
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Bluebird
Resource type: Physical
Note: Yusra Mardini fled her native Syria to the Turkish coast in 2015 and boarded a small dinghy full of refugees bound for Greece. When the small and overcrowded boat's engine cut out, it began to sink. Yusra, her sister and two others took to the water, pushing the boat for three and a half hours in open water until they eventually landed on Lesbos, saving the lives of the passengers aboard. This is the story of that remarkable woman, whose journey started in a war-torn suburb of Damascus and took her through Europe to Berlin and from there to the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. General adult
284 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates, illustrations (colour) ; 24 cm (hbk)
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1447240537
Hardback:A rage for order, the Middle East in turmoil, from Tahrir Square to ISIS:2016 Hardback
Author: Worth, Robert F.
Year: 2016
Language: English
Interest category: Living & learning
Media class: Hardback
Content type: Bibliography
Publisher: Picador
Resource type: Physical
Note: In 2011, a wave of revolution spread through the Middle East as protesters demanded an end to tyranny, corruption and economic decay. From Egypt to Yemen, a generation of young Arabs insisted on a new ethos of common citizenship. Their bravery and idealism stirred observers around the world and led militant jihadists to worry that they had been superseded by a new and peaceful uprising. Five years later, the utopian aspirations of 2011 have darkened. In one country after another, brutal terrorists and dictators have risen to the top as old divides reemerge and deepen. Egypt has become a more repressive police state than ever before; Libya, Syria and Yemen endure civil war and the extremists of ISIS have spread chaos and carnage across the region, and beyond it. A Rage for Order tracks the tormented legacy of what was once called the Arab Spring. Tertiary
259 pages ; 24 cm (hbk)
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1603094504
Paperback:They called us enemy:2019 Paperback
Author: Takei, George
Author: Eisinger, Justin
Author: Scott, Steve
Artist: Becker, Harmony
Year: 2019
Language: English
Interest category: Wars & warfare
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: IDW Publishing
Resource type: Physical
Note: Published outside the British Isles George Takei has captured hearts and minds worldwide with his captivating stage presence and outspoken commitment to equal rights. But long before he braved new frontiers in 'Star Trek,' he woke up as a four-year-old boy to find his own birth country at war with his father's and their entire family forced from their home into an uncertain future. In 1942, at the order of President Franklin D. Roosevelt, every person of Japanese descent on the west coast was rounded up and shipped to one of ten 'relocation centres,' hundreds or thousands of miles from home, where they would be held for years under armed guard. 'They Called Us Enemy' is Takei's firsthand account of those years behind barbed wire, the joys and terrors of growing up under legalized racism, his mother's hard choices, his father's faith in democracy, and the way those experiences planted the seeds for his astonishing future. General adult
192 pages, chiefly illustrations ; 21 cm (pbk)
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1783522682
Paperback:A country of refuge:2016 Paperback
Editor: Popescu, Lucy
Year: 2016
Language: English
Interest category: Literature & languages
Media class: Paperback
Content type: Bibliography, Mixed format
Publisher: Unbound
Resource type: Physical
Note: 'A Country of Refuge', compiled and edited by human rights writer and activist Lucy Popescu, is an acutely relevant and tremendously thought-provoking anthology of brand new fiction, memoir, poetry and essays exploring what it really means to be a refugee. These powerful writings will change people's perspectives on the plight of those seeking asylum from conflict, poverty and terror. General adult
xi, 231 pages ; 20 cm (pbk)
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1849046794
Paperback:What is a refugee?:2016 Paperback
Author: Maley, William
Year: 2016
Language: English
Interest category: Government, law & politics
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Hurst & Company
Resource type: Physical
Note: With the arrival in Europe of over a million refugees and asylum seekers in 2015, a sense of panic began to spread within the continent and beyond. 'What is a Refugee?' puts these developments into historical context, injecting much-needed objectivity and nuance into contemporary debates over what is to be done. General adult
192 pages (pbk)
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1846275873
Paperback:City of thorns, nine lives in the world's largest refugee camp:2016 Paperback
Author: Rawlence, Ben
Year: 2016
Language: English
Interest category: Health & welfare
Media class: Paperback
Content type: Bibliography
Publisher: Portobello
Resource type: Physical
Note: Situated hundreds of miles from any other settlement, deep within the inhospitable desert of northern Kenya where only thorn bushes grow, Dadaab is a city like no other. Its buildings are made from mud, sticks or plastic, its entire economy is grey, and its citizens survive on rations and luck. Over the course of four years, Ben Rawlence became a first-hand witness to a strange and desperate limbo-land, getting to know many of those who have come there seeking sanctuary. Among them are Guled, a former child soldier who lives for football; Nisho, who scrapes an existence by pushing a wheelbarrow and dreaming of riches; Tawane, the indomitable youth leader; and schoolgirl Kheyro, whose future hangs upon her education. General adult
xvi, 384 pages, maps (black and white) ; 24 cm (pbk)
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1846276152
Paperback:Cast away, stories of survival from Europe's refugee crisis:2016 Paperback
Author: McDonald-Gibson, Charlotte
Year: 2016
Language: English
Interest category: Health & welfare
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Portobello Books
Resource type: Physical
Note: An exploration of the refugee crisis in the Mediterranean, told through the stories of those who have made the perilous journey and lived to speak of their experience. General adult
xvi, 333 pages ; 24 cm (pbk)
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1784784710
Hardback:Violent borders, refugees and the right to move:2016 Hardback
Author: Jones, Reece
Year: 2016
Language: English
Interest category: Living & learning
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Verso
Resource type: Physical
Note: 40,000 people died trying to cross international borders in the past decade, with the high-profile deaths along the shores of Europe only accounting for half of the grisly total. In 'Violent Borders', Reece Jones argues that these deaths are not exceptional, but rather the result of state attempts to contain populations and control access to resources and opportunities. 'We may live in an era of globalization,' he writes, 'but much of the world is increasingly focused on limiting the free movement of people.' Jones travels the border regions of the world, documenting the billions of dollars spent on border security projects, and their dire consequences for the majority of the people in the world. General adult
224 pages (hbk)
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1910411582
Paperback:A dangerous crossing:2017 Paperback
Author: Mitchell, Jane
Year: 2017
Language: English
Interest category: Young adult novels
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Little Island
Resource type: Physical
Note: Ghalib doesn't want to leave his home in Syria. But the city has become too dangerous, and his family has no choice but to flee. Together they make their way through Syria to the Turkish border, where Ghalib gets separated from his family. Stricken with grief and fear, fighting cold, pain and hunger, he manages to make it to a refugee camp in Turkey. Ghalib is safe for now, but life in a refugee camp is wretched and hopeless, and this boy's journey in search of safety is far from over. Teenagers
232 pages ; 20 cm (pbk)
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0241289238
Hardback:Refuge, transforming a broken refugee system:2017 Hardback
Author: Betts, Alexander
Author: Collier, Paul
Year: 2017
Language: English
Interest category: Government, law & politics
Media class: Hardback
Content type: Bibliography
Publisher: Allen Lane
Resource type: Physical
Note: Published outside the British Isles Europe is facing its greatest refugee crisis since the Second World War, yet the institutions responding to it remain virtually unchanged from those created in the post-war era. This book is an eye-opening account of the migrant crisis which shows why our global refugee regime is broken and how it can be fixed. General adult
xiv, 265 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates, illustrations (black and white, and colour), maps (black and white) ; 24 cm (hbk)
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1510101543
Hardback:The bone sparrow:2016 Hardback
Author: Fraillon, Zana
Year: 2016
Language: English
Interest category: Young adult novels
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Orion Children's Books
Resource type: Physical
Note: Subhi is a refugee. Born in a detention centre, all he knows of the world is that he's at least 19 fence diamonds high, that the nice jackets never stay long, and at night the sea finds its way to his tent, bringing with it unusual treasures. Bringing him Jimmie. Jimmie lives on the Outside. Carrying a notebook that she's unable to read and wearing a sparrow made out of bone around her neck - both talismans of her family's past and the mother she's lost - she strikes up an unlikely friendship with Subhi across the fence. As he reads aloud the tale of how Jimmie's family came to be, both children discover the importance of their own stories in writing their futures. Teenagers
228 pages ; 21 cm (hbk)
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1783351055
Paperback:The new odyssey, the story of Europe's refugee crisis:2016 Paperback
Author: Kingsley, Patrick
Year: 2016
Language: English
Interest category: Living & learning
Media class: Paperback
Content type: Bibliography
Publisher: Guardian Books
Resource type: Physical
Note: Europe is facing a wave of migration unmatched since the end of World War II - and no-one has reported on this crisis in more depth or breadth than the Guardian's migration correspondent, Patrick Kingsley. Throughout 2015, Kingsley travelled to 17 countries along the migrant trail, meeting hundreds of refugees making epic odysseys across deserts, seas and mountains to reach the holy grail of Europe. This is Kingsley's unparalleled account of who these voyagers are, why they keep coming and how they do it. General adult
350 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates, illustrations (colour), maps (black and white) ; 22 cm (pbk)
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0745399681
Paperback:Voices from the 'jungle', stories from the Calais refugee camp:2017 Paperback
Compiler: Calais Writers,
Year: 2017
Language: English
Interest category: Living & learning
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: PlutoPress
Resource type: Physical
Note: Often called the Calais Jungle, the refugee camp in Northern France epitomises for many the suffering, uncertainty, and violence that characterises the lives of many refugees in Europe today. Migrants from ravaged countries, such as Syria, Sudan, Afghanistan, and Eritrea, arrive by the hundreds every day hoping for sanctuary from their war-torn homelands and a chance to settle in Europe. Going beyond superficial media reports, this book gives voice to the unique individuals living in the camp-people who have made the difficult journey from devastated countries simply looking for peace. General adult
336 pages (pbk)
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1408855747
Hardback:The bombs that brought us together:2016 Hardback
Author: Conaghan, Brian
Year: 2016
Language: English
Interest category: Young adult novels
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Bloomsbury
Resource type: Physical
Note: Fourteen-year-old Charlie Law has lived in Little Town, on the border with Old Country, all his life. He knows the rules: no going out after dark; no drinking; no litter; no fighting. You don't want to get on the wrong side of the people who run Little Town. When he meets Pavel Duda, a refugee from Old Country, the rules start to get broken. Then the bombs come, and the soldiers from Old Country, and Little Town changes for ever. Sometimes, to keep the people you love safe, you have to do bad things. As Little Town's rules crumble, Charlie is sucked into a dangerous game. There's a gun, and a bad man, and his closest friend, and his dearest enemy. Charlie Law wants to keep everyone happy, even if it kills him. And maybe it will! Teenagers
360 pages ; 23 cm (hbk)
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1471170489
Hardback:Rescue, refugees and the political crisis of our time:2017 Hardback
Author: Miliband, David
Year: 2017
Language: English
Interest category: Living & learning
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: TED Books
Resource type: Physical
Note: 'Rescue' addresses one of the most challenging questions facing the world today: how to cope with the rising tide of people forced to leave their homes by conflict. This urgent and timely missive comes from former Foreign Secretary and current CEO of the hugely effective International Rescue Committee. General adult
137 pages, illustrations (colour) ; 19 cm (hbk)
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1408855763
Paperback:The bombs that brought us together:2017 Paperback
Author: Conaghan, Brian
Year: 2017
Language: English
Interest category: Young adult novels
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Bloomsbury
Resource type: Physical
Note: 14-year-old Charlie Law has lived in Little Town, on the border with Old Country, all his life. He knows the rules: no going out after dark; no drinking; no litter; no fighting. You don't want to get on the wrong side of the people who run Little Town. When he meets Pavel Duda, a refugee from Old Country, the rules start to get broken. Then the bombs come, and the soldiers from Old Country, and Little Town changes for ever. Sometimes, to keep the people you love safe, you have to do bad things. As Little Town's rules crumble, Charlie is sucked into a dangerous game. There's a gun, and a bad man, and his closest friend, and his dearest enemy. Charlie Law wants to keep everyone happy, even if it kills him. And maybe it will. Teenagers
360 pages ; 20 cm (pbk)
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1847802613
Hardback:Azzi in between:2012 Hardback
Author: Garland, Sarah
Year: 2012
Language: English
Interest category: Picture books for older children
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Frances Lincoln Children's
Resource type: Physical
Note: A haunting story of a family's flight from danger to a new life in a new country. Ages 5 - 12
[36] p., chiefly col. ill. ; 28 cm (hbk)
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1419718770
Hardback:The best we could do, an illustrated memoir:2017 Hardback
Author: Bui, Thi
Year: 2017
Language: English
Interest category: World history & travel
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Abrams ComicArts
Resource type: Physical
Note: Published outside the British Isles This is an intimate and poignant graphic novel portraying one family's journey from war-torn Vietnam, from debut author Thi Bui. Exploring the anguish of immigration and the lasting effects that displacement has on a child and her family, Bui documents the story of her family's daring escape after the fall of South Vietnam in the 1970s, and the difficulties they faced building new lives for themselves. General adult
327 pages, chiefly illustrations (black and white, and colour) ; 24 cm (hbk)
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0241290082
Hardback:Exit west:2017 Hardback
Author: Hamid, Mohsin
Year: 2017
Language: English
Interest category: General fiction novels
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Hamish Hamilton
Resource type: Physical
Note: Published outside the British Isles In a city swollen by refugees but still mostly at peace, or at least not yet openly at war, Saeed and Nadia share a cup of coffee, and their story begins. It will be a love story but also a story about war and a world in crisis, about how we live now and how we might live tomorrow. Before too long, the time will come for Nadia and Saeed to leave their homeland. When the streets are no longer useable and all options are exhausted, this young couple will join the great outpouring of those fleeing a collapsing city, hoping against hope, looking for their place in the world. General adult
228 pages ; 23 cm (hbk)
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1782398473
Paperback:The lightless sky, my journey to safety as a child refugee:2016 Paperback
Author: Passarlay, Gulwali
Author: Ghouri, Nadene
Year: 2016
Language: English
Interest category: Biography
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Atlantic Books
Resource type: Physical
Note: Gulwali Passarlay was sent away from Afghanistan at the age of 12, after his father was killed in a gun battle with the US army for hiding Taliban fighters. Smuggled into Iran, Gulwali began a 12 month odyssey across Europe, spending time in prisons, suffering hunger, cruelty, brutality, nearly drowning in a tiny boat on the Mediterranean. Somehow he survived, and made it to Britain, no longer an innocent child but still a boy of 12. Here in Britain he was fostered, sent to a good school, won a place at a top university, and was chosen to carry the Olympic torch in 2012. He wants to tell his story - to bring to life the plight of the thousands of men, women and children who risk their lives to leave behind the troubles of their homelands. General adult
365 pages, 4 unnumbered pages of plates, illustrations (colour), map (black and white) ; 20 cm (pbk)
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Thought provoking and inspiring a powerful and compelling read.
28/11/16
michaelwilkinson
147461003X
Hardback:We are displaced, my journey and stories from refugee girls around the world:2019 Hardback
Author: Yousafzai, Malala
Author: Welch, Liz
Year: 2019
Language: English
Interest category: Living & learning
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Resource type: Physical
Note: Starting with her own story of displacement as an Internally Displaced Person, Malala will introduce readers to what it means to lose your home, your community, and the only world you've ever known. She will share the personal stories of some of the incredible girls she has met on her various journeys to refugee camps and the cities where refugee girls and their families have settled. The anecdotes will focus on different parts of each girl's story - from what it was like the day she left her home to what daily life is like in a refugee camp. General adult
xi, 212 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates, illustrations (colour) ; 23 cm (hbk)
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