Paperback: 144 pages
Publisher: Comma Press, 2017
Product Dimensions: 19.7 x 2.7 x 12.9 cm
Upon changing his religion, a young student is denounced as an apostate and flees his country in the back of a freezer truck… A young man inadvertently buys stolen goods from an acquaintance, and spends the next 25 years in court or in detention, fighting deportation… After years of travelling and losing almost everything his country, his children, his wife, his farm an Afghani man finds unexpected warmth and humour in a stranger’s home… Modelled on Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales, the second volume of Refugee Tales sets out to communicate the experiences of those who, having sought asylum in the UK, find themselves indefinitely detained. Here, poets and novelists create a space in which stories that are routinely discredited, disrupted and disbelieved can instead be safely heard, a space in which the language of welcome is the prevailing discourse and the act of listening is a common resource.