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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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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 Their bravery and idealism stirred observers around the world and led militant jihadists to worry that they had been superseded by a new and peaceful uprising.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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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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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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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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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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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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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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1911370014
Paperback:Alpha, Abidjan to Gare du Nord:2016 Paperback
Author: Bessora
Artist: Barroux
Translator: Ardizzone, Sarah
Author: Amnesty International,
Year: 2016
Language: English, French
Interest category: Graphic books
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: The Bucket List
Resource type: Physical
Note: Translated from the French Dyslexic-friendly "Endorsed by Amnesty International"--Back cover Alpha Coulibaly is emblematic of the refugee crisis today - just one of millions on the move, at the mercy of people traffickers, endlessly frustrated, endangered and exploited as he attempts to rejoin his family already in Europe. With a visa, Alpha's journey would take a matter of hours; without one he is adrift for 18 months. Along the way he meets an unforgettable cast of characters, each one giving another human face to the crisis. Teenagers
119 pages, chiefly illustrations (black and white, and colour), map (colour) ; 26 cm (pbk)
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009955545X
Paperback:In the sea there are crocodiles, the story of Enaiatollah Akbari:2012 Paperback
Author: Geda, Fabio
Year: 2012
Language: English
Interest category: General fiction novels
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Vintage
Resource type: Physical
Note: This translation originally published: London: Harvill Secker, 2011 Ten-year-old Enaiatollah has been left alone in Pakistan to fend for himself. In a book based on a true story, Italian novelist Fabio Geda describes Enaiatollah's remarkable five-year journey from Afghanistan to Italy, where he finally managed to claim political asylum. General adult
211 p., map ; 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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1406373648
Paperback:Here I stand:2017 Paperback
Editor: Amnesty International United Kingdom,
Year: 2017
Language: English
Interest category: Young adult novels
Media class: Paperback
Content type: Short story
Publisher: Walker Books
Resource type: Physical
Note: A varied and thought-provoking collection of short stories and poems for teens with a conscience, with striking cover illustrations by award-winning children's laureate Chris RiddellWith contributions from Frances Hardinge, Sarah Crossan, Matt Haig, Neil Gaiman and many more. Teenagers
310 pages, illustrations (black and white) ; 20 cm (pbk)
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1444000527
Hardback:Saint Death:2016 Hardback
Author: Sedgwick, Marcus
Year: 2016
Language: English
Interest category: Young adult novels
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Orion Children's Books
Resource type: Physical
Note: Anapra is one of the poorest neighbourhoods in the Mexican city of Juarez - 20 metres outside town lies a fence, and beyond it, America - the dangerous goal of many a migrant. Faustino is one such trying to escape from the gang he's been working for. He's dipped into a pile of dollars he was supposed to be hiding and now he's on the run. He and his friend, Arturo, have only 36 hours to replace the missing money, or they're as good as dead. Watching over them is Saint Death. Saint Death (or Santissima Muerte) - she of pure bone and charcoal-black eye, she of absolute loyalty and neutral morality, holy patron to rich and poor, to prostitute and narco-lord, criminal and police-chief. A folk saint, a rebel angel, a sinister guardian. Teenagers
260 pages ; 21 cm (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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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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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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1910959804
Hardback:Migrations, open hearts, open borders:2019 Hardback
Editor: International Centre for the Picture Book in Society,
Author: Amnesty International,
Year: 2019
Language: English
Interest category: Society
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Otter-Barry Books
Resource type: Physical
Note: Illustrations and text on lining papers "This book is endorsed by Amnesty International"--Back cover From all over the world, picture book illustrators sent original images and personal messages, in postcard form, for 'Migrations', an exhibition at the Biennial of Illustration, Bratislava, in 2017, curated by the University of Worcester's International Centre for the Picture Book in Society. Over fifty of the cards are reproduced in this book. 7+. Ages 5 - 12
109 pages, illustrations (colour) ; 15 x 20 cm (hbk)
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178352295X
Hardback:The good immigrant:2016 Hardback
Editor: Shukla, Nikesh
Year: 2016
Language: English
Interest category: Living & learning
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Unbound
Resource type: Physical
Note: We're told that we live in a multicultural melting pot - that we're post-racial. Yet, studies show that throughout the UK, people from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) groups are much more likely to live in poverty than white British people (Institute of Race Relations). It's a hard time to be an immigrant, or the child of one, or even the grandchild of one. 'The Good Immigrant' brings together twenty emerging British BAME writers, poets, journalists, and artists to confront this issue. In these essays about race and immigration, they paint a picture of what it means to be 'other' in a country that wants you, doesn't want you, doesn't accept you, needs you for its equality monitoring forms and would prefer you if you won a major reality show competition. General adult
254 pages ; 23 cm (pbk)
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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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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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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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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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0192771949
Hardback:Lubna and Pebble:2019 Hardback
Author: Meddour, Wendy
Artist: Egnéus, Daniel
Year: 2019
Language: English
Interest category: Picture books
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Resource type: Physical
Note: Lubna's best friend is a pebble. Lubna tells Pebble everything. About home. About the war. Pebble always listens to her stories and smiles when she feels afraid. But one day, when a little boy arrives, alone in a world of tents, Lubna poignantly understands that he needs Pebble even more than she does. Pre-School
30 unnumbered pages, chiefly illustrations (colour) ; 28 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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