Attitudes towards refugees and migrants are worsening across Europe, so much so that you could argue they have become the new underclass. While those with ‘citizenship’ enjoy basic human rights, people seeking asylum can be detained without charge for years, plunged into Kafka-esque uncertainty.
Refugee Tales, sees poets and novelists retell the stories of individuals who have direct experience of Britain’s policy of indefinite immigration detention. Presenting their accounts anonymously, as modern day counterparts to the pilgrims’ stories in Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales, this book offers rare, intimate glimpses into otherwise untold suffering.
Introduced by the co-editor Anna Pincus (Gatwick Detainee Welfare Group) and featuring readings and discussion from David Herd (poet, critic and teacher and head of the School of English at Kent University) and celebrated author, poet and performer Patience Agbabi.
Profits from the book go to Kent Refugee Help and Gatwick Detainees Welfare Group.