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1509815619
Hardback:Lights in the distance, exile and refuge at the borders of Europe:2018
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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1447240537
Hardback:A rage for order, the Middle East in turmoil, from Tahrir Square to ISIS:2016
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 Their bravery and idealism stirred observers around the world and led militant jihadists to worry that they had been superseded by a new and peaceful uprising.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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1784784710
Hardback:Violent borders, refugees and the right to move:2016
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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1849046794
Paperback:What is a refugee?:2016
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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1406371637
Hardback:Didn't we have a lovely time!:2016
Author: Morpurgo, Michael
Illustrator: Blake, Quentin
Year: 2016
Language: English
Interest category: Stories for older children
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Walker Books
Resource type: Physical
Note: Published to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Farms for City Children, the charity founded by Michael Morpurgo and his wife Clare, 'Didn't We Have a Lovely Time!' is based on the true story of a boy whose confidence and speech returns after meeting a very special horse down on the farm. Ages 5 - 12
46 pages, illustrations (colour) ; 16 cm (hbk)
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1405280530
Hardback:Welcome:2016
Author: Barroux
Year: 2016
Language: English, French
Interest category: Picture books
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Egmont
Resource type: Physical
Note: Translated from the French When Polar Bear and his friends are swept away from their icy home, they hope to find refuge in a new land. But when they are turned away from one new place after another, they start to doubt that they will ever find somewhere they will be made welcome. 3+. Pre-School
26 unnumbered pages, chiefly illustrations (colour) ; 29 cm (hbk)
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0230014313
Paperback:Kiss the dust:2007
Author: Laird, Elizabeth
Year: 2007
Language: English
Interest category: Young adult novels
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Macmillan Children's
Resource type: Physical
Note: The secret police are closing in. Tara and her family must flee to the mountains with only a few things they can carry. But their journey is only just beginning. Will anywhere feel like home again? For children
242 p. ; 20 cm (pbk)
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0241289238
Hardback:Refuge, transforming a broken refugee system:2017
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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0863561799
Paperback:I can only tell you what my eyes see, photographs from the refugee crisis:2017
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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0745399681
Paperback:Voices from the 'jungle', stories from the Calais refugee camp:2017
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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147461003X
Hardback:We are displaced, my journey and stories from refugee girls around the world:2019
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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1783522682
Paperback:A country of refuge:2016
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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1782398449
Hardback:The lightless sky, an Afghan refugee boy's journey of escape to a new life in Britain:2015
Author: Passarlay, Gulwali
Author: Ghouri, Nadene
Year: 2015
Language: English
Interest category: Biography
Media class: Hardback
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. Many die along the way, some are sent back to face imprisonment and possible death, some survive and make it here, to a country which offers them the chance of a life of freedom. General adult
364 pages, 4 unnumbered pages of plates, illustrations (colour), maps (black and white) ; 24 cm (hbk)
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0192768565
Paperback:The breadwinner, a graphic novel:2018
Author: Tanaka, Shelley
Author: Ellis, Deborah
Author: Doron, Anita
Year: 2018
Language: English
Interest category: Junior Graphic Books
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Resource type: Physical
Note: This graphic-novel adaptation of 'The Breadwinner' animated film tells the story of eleven-year-old Parvana who must disguise herself as a boy to support her family during the Taliban's rule in Afghanistan. Ages 5 - 12
77 pages, chiefly illustrations (colour) ; 26 cm (pbk)
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1783351055
Paperback:The new odyssey, the story of Europe's refugee crisis:2016
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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0224069829
Paperback:Palestine:2003
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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1846276152
Paperback:Cast away, stories of survival from Europe's refugee crisis:2016
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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1419718770
Hardback:The best we could do, an illustrated memoir:2017
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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1510101543
Hardback:The bone sparrow:2016
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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1444000527
Hardback:Saint Death:2016
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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0857560085
Hardback:In the sea there are crocodiles, the story of Enaiatollah Akbari:2011
Author: Geda, Fabio
Year: 2011
Language: English
Interest category: Young adult novels
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: David Fickling
Resource type: Physical
Note: One night Enaiatollah's mother tells him three things: don't use drugs, don't use weapons, and don't steal. The next day he wakes up to find she isn't there. 10-year-old Enaiatollah is left alone in Pakistan to fend for himself. This book details his 5-year journey from Afghanistan to Italy where he managed to claim political asylum. Teenagers
211 p., map ; 21 cm (hbk)
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0141347406
Paperback:Salt to the sea:2016
Author: Sepetys, Ruta
Year: 2016
Language: English
Interest category: Young adult novels
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Penguin Books
Resource type: Physical
Note: It's early 1945 and a group of people trek across Germany, bound together by their desperation to reach the ship that can take them away from the war-ravaged land. Four young people, each haunted by their own dark secret, narrate their unforgettable stories. This novel is based on a true story from the Second World War. When the German ship the Wilhelm Gustloff was sunk in port in early 1945 it had over 9000 civilian refugees, including children, on board. Nearly all were drowned. Teenagers
391 pages, maps (black and white) ; 20 cm (pbk)
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An emotional yet important read, that although fictional is based on a widely unknown horrific event during WWII. Though aimed at the young adult market, adults alike would find this books themes and writing just as engaging.
15/09/17
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024132257X
Paperback:Malala's magic pencil:2019
Author: Yousafzai, Malala
Artist: Kerascoët
Year: 2019
Language: English
Interest category: Picture books for older children
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Puffin
Resource type: Physical
Note: As a child in Pakistan, Malala made a wish for a magic pencil that she could use to redraw reality. She would use it to give gifts to her family, to erase the smell from the rubbish dump near her house, to sleep an extra hour in the morning. As she grew older, Malala wished for bigger and bigger things. She saw a world that needed fixing. And even if she never found a magic pencil, Malala realized that she could still work hard every day to make her wishes come true. This beautifully illustrated picture book tells Malala's story, in her own words, for a younger audience and shows them the worldview that allowed her to hold on to hope and to make her voice heard even in the most difficult of times. Ages 5 - 12
48 pages, chiefly illustrations (colour) ; 26 cm (pbk)
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009955545X
Paperback:In the sea there are crocodiles, the story of Enaiatollah Akbari:2012
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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1911370014
Paperback:Alpha, Abidjan to Gare du Nord:2016
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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