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Voices from the ‘Jungle’: Stories from the Calais Refugee Camp


ISBN: 9780745399683

Paperback: 272 pages
Publisher: Pluto Press, 2017
Language: English
Product Dimensions: 12.7 x 1.8 x 19.6 cm

Voices from the Jungle presents the stories of refugees who lived in the notorious camp near Calais, on the French coast. Through vivid accounts they reveal the wars and persecutions that drove them from their homes; their terror and strengths during their extraordinary journeys; and the hope that has carried them forward. Evoking the hardships of life in a refugee camp, these stories also show that the ‘Jungle’ was a place where people built a powerful sense of community against the odds. In spite of evictions and attacks, the refugees shared a solidarity which crossed national and religious boundaries. Illustrated with photographs and drawings by the inhabitants, this is an extraordinary account of the power of hope and human resilience.

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