What we hear in these stories are the realities of the hostile environment, the human costs of a system that disregards rights, that denies freedoms and suspends lives. ‘We hear so many of the wrong words about refugees – ugly, limiting ...
Author: Monica Ali
Publisher: Comma Press
With nationalism and the far right on the rise across Europe and North America, there has never been a more important moment to face up to what we, in Britain, are doing to those who seek sanctuary. Still the UK detains people indefinitely under immigration rules. Bail hearings go unrecorded, people are picked up without notice, individuals feel abandoned in detention centres with no way of knowing when they will be released. In Refugee Tales III we read the stories of people who have been through this process, many of whom have yet to see their cases resolved and who live in fear that at any moment they might be detained again. Poets, novelists and writers have once again collaborated with people who have experienced detention, their tales appearing alongside first-hand accounts by people who themselves have been detained. What we hear in these stories are the realities of the hostile environment, the human costs of a system that disregards rights, that denies freedoms and suspends lives. ‘We hear so many of the wrong words about refugees – ugly, limiting, unimaginative words – that it feels like a gift to find here so many of the right words which allow us to better understand the lives around us, and our own lives too.’ – Kamila Shamsie All profits go to the Gatwick Detainee Welfare Group and Kent Help for Refugees.
Here, poets and novelists create a space in which the stories of those who have been detained can be safely heard, a space in which hospitality is the prevailing discourse and listening becomes an act of welcome.
Author: Jackie Kay
Publisher: Comma Press
Upon changing his religion, a young man is denounced as an apostate and flees his country hiding in the back of a freezer lorry… After years of travelling and losing almost everything – his country, his children, his wife, his farm – an Afghan man finds unexpected warmth and comfort in a stranger’s home... A student protester is forced to leave his homeland after a government crackdown, and spends the next 25 years in limbo, trapped in the UK asylum system... 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 the stories of those who have been detained can be safely heard, a space in which hospitality is the prevailing discourse and listening becomes an act of welcome. All profits go to the Gatwick Detainee Welfare Group and Kent Help for Refugees.
In these new tales, poets, novelists and writers have collaborated with people who have experienced detention, their stories appearing alongside first-hand accounts of people who themselves have been detained.
Author: Christy Lefteri
Publisher: Refugee Tales
Seventy years after the 1951 Refugee Convention 'endeavoured to assure refugees the widest possible exercise of these fundamental rights and Freedoms', the fourth volume of Refugee Tales again shares the tales of people who have sought refuge and welcome, and instead have found themselves detained. As the coronavirus death toll rises across the world, more than ever the detention of migrants and people forced to move is a defining issue of our moment. In these new tales, poets, novelists and writers have collaborated with people who have experienced detention, their stories appearing alongside first-hand accounts of people who themselves have been detained. Here we are told what it means to experience the ongoing reality of the UK's 'hostile environment', as well as detention in Canada, Greece, Italy, and the USA. Each new story communicates the human costs of a system which fundamentally breaches human rights, and each story conveys the need for urgent political change.
The fourth volume of Refugee Tales explores our present international environment, combining author re-tellings with first-hand accounts of individuals who have been detained across the world.
Author: Robert Macfarlane
Publisher: Comma Press
Seventy years after the adoption of the 1951 Refugee Convention, the UK is guilty of undermining the very principles of asylum, inhumanely detaining those seeking protection and ushering in sweeping changes that threaten to punish refugees at every turn. But the UK’s immigration system is not alone in committing such breaches of human rights. The fourth volume of Refugee Tales explores our present international environment, combining author re-tellings with first-hand accounts of individuals who have been detained across the world. As the coronavirus pandemic defies borders – leaving those who are detained even more vulnerable – this collection shares stories spanning Canada, Greece, Italy, Switzerland and the UK, and calls for international insistence on a future without detention. Edited by Anna Pincus & David Herd. ‘Heartbreaking and heartwarming in equal measure. Every page is filled with quiet dignity.’ – Shobu Kapoor ‘A courageous book’ – Jackie Kay Part of the Refugee Tales series.
Both title and subtitle have the same structure in all three volumes of Refugee Tales (although differing sets of contributors). In a complex mediation of ...
Author: Caroline Koegler
Drawing from a rich corpus of British cultural production and postcolonial theory, this book positions Brexit in the historical nexus of colonialism, colonial nostalgia, and the rise of narcissistic nationalism in contemporary Europe. This collection moves away from existing literary discourses framing Brexit as a 'novel' event that ushered in a new genre of British fiction. It challenges the hackneyed public discourses that depict the results of the 2016 Referendum as the catalyst of regional instability as well as sociopolitical emergency in Europe. This book traces and critiques populist myth-making in the current United Kingdom through engagement with a wide range of literary and cultural productions, and reminds readers of the proleptic potential of postcolonial theorists and authors – Paul Gilroy, Austin Clarke, Mohsin Hamid, Ali Smith, to name a few – in identifying the residual ideologies of imperialism in the lead up to and after the Brexit campaign. The articles featured here extend Brexit’s figurative geography towards India, Britain, Pakistan, Ireland, Palestine, Barbados, and Eastern Europe, amongst others. They engage with films, media representations, and public discourses alongside more traditional genres such as the novel and stage productions. With a diversified approach to scholarly fields such as postcolonial literary and cultural studies, the book offers new insights into Brexit’s diverse histories not only in academic discourses, but also in the socio-political public sphere at large. The chapters in this book were originally published as a special issue of the Journal of Postcolonial Writing.
Among the performative structures of Refugee Tales are the nightly gatherings ... Tale' opens the first volume of the three-volume collection Refugee Tales.
Author: Yana Meerzon
Publisher: Springer Nature
This book looks at the connection between contemporary theatre practices and cosmopolitanism, a philosophical condition of social behaviour based on our responsibility, respect, and healthy curiosity to the other. Advocating for cosmopolitanism has become a necessity in a world defined by global wars, mass migration, and rise of nationalism. Using empathy, affect, and telling personal stories of displacement through embodied encounter between the actor and their audience, performance arts can serve as a training ground for this social behavior. In the centre of this encounter is a new cosmopolitan: a person of divided origins and cultural heritage, someone who speaks many languages and claims different countries as their place of belonging. The book examines how European and North American theatres stage this divided subjectivity: both from within, the way we tell stories about ourselves to others, and from without, through the stories the others tell about us.
... H., Todorovic, D., Watts, C. and Zand, M. (2016) Refugee Tales, vol. ... Sewell, W. H. (1996) 'Three Temporalities: Toward an Eventful Sociology', ...
Author: Vanessa Agnew
Publisher: transcript Verlag
The displaced are often rendered silent and invisible as they journey in search of refuge. Drawing on historical and contemporary examples from Turkey, the Ottoman Empire, Iraq, Syria, UK, Germany, France, the Balkan Peninsula, US, Canada, Australia, and Kenya, the contributions to this volume draw attention to refugees, asylum seekers, exiles, and forced migrants as individual subjects with memories, hopes, needs, rights, and a prospective place in collective memory. The book's wide-ranging theoretical, literary, artistic, and autobiographical contributions appeal to scholarly and lay readers who share concerns about the fate of the displaced in relation to the emplaced in this age of mass mobility.
He believed the quality of mental distress his beloved 'Arlington Asylum' housed elevated his practice from a mere hospital for the mentally disturbed into ...
Author: Nathan J.D.L. Rowark
The undead stand defiant before the dawn, determined to outlive and outrun the end of forever. One final time we shall know their pain and suffering for ourselves. It's time to run with the wild ones and break loose from the pack, as over twenty authors from around the world unleash their tales of an eternity gone wrong. Dare you brave such epically depraved circumstance one final time?
Some books I recommend are: Butterfly, Yusra Mardini The Pianist of Yarmouk, Aeham Ahmad Refugee Tales, Vol 1, 2 & 3 Lights in the Distance, Daniel Trilling ...
Author: Natasha Bell
Publisher: Penguin UK
*PRE-ORDER THIS TENSE, ATMOSPHERIC, THOUGHT-PROVOKING AND TIMELY THRILLER NOW* They call them the Dover Girls . . . Ten years ago, Mo arrived at the white cliffs as if from nowhere, befriended by teenagers Cali and Jude. They thought they'd save each other, yet within months their friendship would see two of them dead and the third scarred for life. Now documentary maker Tarek and his film crew are in town, asking difficult questions, dredging up old resentments, looking for secrets in the silence around what happened that summer. Because in the shadow of the white cliffs it's easy for stories, histories and people to get lost... And as Tarek will discover in small town's the truth is something that must be carefully unburied - in case it buries you . . . This Nowhere Place is a tense and atmospheric mystery about the aftermath of a fateful and fatal friendship. A tense, atmospheric and powerful drama for fans of Emma Cline and Jane Harper. 'So refreshing. A thriller, a page-turner, thoughtful and thought-provoking' Sabine Durrant on His Perfect Wife
David Herd and Anna Pincus's edited collections Refugee Tales and Refugee Tales II ... tale to modernist stream-of-consciousness, the Refugee Tales volumes ...
Author: Barbara Korte
Publisher: Springer Nature
This book represents a contribution to both border studies and short story studies. In today’s world, there is ample evidence of the return of borders worldwide: as material reality, as a concept, and as a way of thinking. This collection of critical essays focuses on the ways in which the contemporary British short story mirrors, questions and engages with border issues in national and individual life. At the same time, the concept of the border, as well as neighbouring notions of liminality and intersectionality, is used to illuminate the short story’s unique aesthetic potential. The first section, “Geopolitics and Grievable Lives”, includes chapters that address the various ways in which contemporary stories engage with our newly bordered world and borders within contemporary Britain. The second section examines how British short stories engage with “Ethnicity and Liminal Identities”, while the third, “Animal Encounters and Metamorphic Bodies”, focuses on stories concerned with epistemological borders and borderlands of existence and identity. Taken together, the chapters in this volume demonstrate the varied and complex ways in which British short stories in the twenty-first century engage with the concept of the border.
Reading the recent anthology Refugee Tales (2016), the first volume in a series of three, as a narrative of the borderscape and border-crossing, ...
Author: Kamal Sbiri
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Mobility has become one of the most exciting factors shaping our transnational and transcultural world today. However, the variety of approaches and stimulating debates it has engendered in geopolitics and sociology make it challenging for literary and cultural critics to establish solid approaches and own vocabularies. Through a variety of case studies written by international contributors, this volume addresses emerging topics by using the tools of border studies, postcolonial discourse, and globalization theory. The multiple perspectives provided here emphasize the interaction between migrants and hosts as material, discursive, and historical. The chapters in this volume view identities as mobile and in constant flux, constructed and reconstructed repeatedly in historical and cultural encounters with several others. As a result of this dynamic, established stereotypes and images are challenged and revised in the analyses here. The book concludes that cultural identities are increasingly visible as results of large-scale global mobility. In so doing, it challenges views that address ethnicity as an unambiguous category and reveals that the making of such identities is contradictory and even conflicting.
Never will my incensed heart regret it! I don't imagine I'd have any regret; One day, if it burst forth, or I retraced The detestable tale of this ...
Author: Marquis de Sade
Publisher: BearManor Media
“When numerous critics have all pointed to the stunning mastery of dialogue evinced in [Sade’s] novels, to say nothing of the truly theatrical disposition of many of the scenes—erotic or otherwise—this would seem to be linked to the theatrical obsession that persisted so disturbingly throughout his tempestuous existence. Shouldn’t we therefore look more closely at this theatre…?” Annie Le Brun In commemoration of the two hundred years that have passed since the death of the Marquis de Sade in 1814, the three-volume series, Rape, Incest, Murder! The Marquis de Sade on Stage, offers English translations of all of Sade’s writings, for and about the theatre, with introductions that contextualize Sade’s work within the theatrical climate of eighteenth-century France. Volume 3 presents Sade’s plays and occasional verse written at the Charenton Asylum during the reign of Napoleon. The lunatic asylum provided Sade with a creative freedom that allowed him not only to conceive his most innovative and original work, but to stage it as well, using actors from the asylum and the professional theatre. The violence and eroticism of Sade’s infamous novels continue to be present in the plays, to such a degree that the asylum directors considered Sade’s theatre to be a dangerous threat to the inmates. “[I]t is at the theatre rather than somewhere else that we must revive the almost extinguished flame of the love that every Frenchman owes his country; there is where he’ll be convinced of the dangers that would exist for him should he fall back into the hands of tyranny. He’ll carry home the enthusiasm and teach it to his family and its effects will be so much more durable, so much more passionate than the momentary inspirations of a newspaper article or proclamation because at the theatre, he learns the lesson by example, and he remembers it." The Marquis de Sade
And then we must interview the woman inside about the murders of three men. ... She must be either jailed, or committed to an asylum for the remainder of ...
Author: John A. Little
Publisher: Andrews UK Limited
In this series of five short stories, Holmes and Watson continue their late investigations into dark crimes in 1920s London, joined by their excitable housekeeper at 221B Baker Street, the brilliant, buxom Miss Lily Hudson, and by Jasper Lestrade of Scotland Yard, the ambitious, respectful son of the late George Lestrade. Thanks to Royal Jelly, Holmes is a fit 72-year-old, who has lost his interest in bees and returned to detecting, joining forces again with his colleague and friend, Dr. John Hamish Watson, a 74-year-old unfit twice-widower, who hankers after the good old days of derring-do. Together they explore the case of the Shepherds Bushman, when a dying aborigine finds his way to 221B Baker Street; the Acton Body-Snatchers and the disappearing boy sopranos; the Notting Hill Rapist and the stripping of pregnant women; the Clapham Witch, who casts her voodoo spells on sad old men; and the Battersea Fetishists, a secret brotherhood with some truly murderous rituals.
... “From Cabaret to Gladiator: Refiguring Masculinity in Julie Taymor's Titus,” in this volume. 23 David Herd, “Prologue,” in Refugee Tales, ed.
Author: Marina Gerzic
From Medievalism to Early-Modernism: Adapting the English Past is a collection of essays that both analyses the historical and cultural medieval and early modern past, and engages with the medievalism and early-modernism—a new term introduced in this collection—present in contemporary popular culture. By focusing on often overlooked uses of the past in contemporary culture—such as the allusions to John Webster’s The Duchess of Malfi (1623) in J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter books, and the impact of intertextual references and internet fandom on the BBC’s The Hollow Crown: The Wars of the Roses—the contributors illustrate how cinematic, televisual, artistic, and literary depictions of the historical and cultural past not only re-purpose the past in varying ways, but also build on a history of adaptations that audiences have come to know and expect. From Medievalism to Early-Modernism: Adapting the English Past analyses the way that the medieval and early modern periods are used in modern adaptations, and how these adaptations both reflect contemporary concerns, and engage with a history of intertextuality and intervisuality.
'When this was diagnosed, my husband was confined to an insane asylum. He died there soon afterwards.' Holmes and I offered our condolences, as Mrs Fanshawe ...
Author: David Ruffle
Publisher: Andrews UK Limited
Welcome back once more to the Stranger's Room. The fire is blazing so help yourself to a brandy, pull up a chair to the fire and enjoy these tales from established and new Holmesian writers. Encompassing as they do tradition, humour and quirkiness, there is something for everyone. Enjoy! Featuring: David Ruffle, Danielle Gastineau, Soham Bagchi, Robert Perret, Mark Mower, David Marcum, Margaret Walsh, Anna Lord, Arthur Hall, Geri Schear, Jennifer Met, S F Bennett, Craig Janacek. Royalties from all the authors are being donated to Stepping Stones School at Undershaw.
... if they were famine refugees who must be fed at once. As soon as they were seated, Mrs. Lawrence vanished through an opposite door, probably to summon ...
Author: Andre Norton
Publisher: Open Road Media
In the third and final volume of High Hallack, tales of high fantasy, science fiction, and coming of age reach back as far as 1943, yet are still as fresh and relevant today as when they were written. High Hallack was a place in Andre Norton’s fiction and was also the name of the genre writer’s library she opened in Tennessee. It is a wondrous keep that she called home, and now High Hallack opens its gates and allows these amazing stories to unfold.
The collection is sourced from the remarkable library of Victor Amadeus, whose Castle Corvey collection was one of the most spectacular discoveries of the late 1970s.
Author: Anne Harding
Publisher: Gale Ncco, Print Editions
Nineteenth Century Collections Online: European Literature, 1790-1840: The Corvey Collection includes the full-text of more than 9,500 English, French and German titles. The collection is sourced from the remarkable library of Victor Amadeus, whose Castle Corvey collection was one of the most spectacular discoveries of the late 1970s. The Corvey Collection comprises one of the most important collections of Romantic era writing in existence anywhere -- including fiction, short prose, dramatic works, poetry, and more -- with a focus on especially difficult-to-find works by lesser-known, historically neglected writers. The Corvey library was built during the last half of the 19th century by Victor and his wife Elise, both bibliophiles with varied interests. The collection thus contains everything from novels and short stories to belles lettres and more populist works, and includes many exceedingly rare works not available in any other collection from the period. These invaluable, sometimes previously unknown works are of particular interest to scholars and researchers. European Literature, 1790-1840: The Corvey Collection includes: * Novels and Gothic Novels * Short Stories * Belles-Lettres * Short Prose Forms * Dramatic Works * Poetry * Anthologies * And more Selected with the guidance of an international team of expert advisors, these primary sources are invaluable for a wide range of academic disciplines and areas of study, providing never before possible research opportunities for one of the most studied historical periods. Additional Metadata Primary Id: B0244703 PSM Id: NCCOF0063-C00000-B0244703 DVI Collection Id: NCCOC0062 Bibliographic Id: NCCO002968 Reel: 831 MCODE: 4UVC Original Publisher: Printed for Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme and Brown Original Publication Year: 1822 Original Publication Place: London Original Imprint Manufacturer: Printed by A. & R. Spottiswoode
The Refugees - A Tale of Two Continents: Vol. III. is an unchanged, high-quality reprint of the original edition of 1893.
Author: Arthur Conan Doyle
The Refugees - A Tale of Two Continents: Vol. III. is an unchanged, high-quality reprint of the original edition of 1893. Hansebooks is editor of the literature on different topic areas such as research and science, travel and expeditions, cooking and nutrition, medicine, and other genres. As a publisher we focus on the preservation of historical literature. Many works of historical writers and scientists are available today as antiques only. Hansebooks newly publishes these books and contributes to the preservation of literature which has become rare and historical knowledge for the future.
... asylum screening from within', International Sociology, Vol. 26, No. ... in D. Herd and A. Pincus (eds) Refugee Tales, Manchester: Comma Press, 49–62.
Author: Mateja Sedmak
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Unaccompanied minor migrants are underage migrants, who for various reasons leave their country and are separated from their parents or legal/customary guardians. Some of them live entirely by themselves, while others join their relatives or other adults in a foreign country. The concept of the best interests of a child is widely applied in international, national legal documents and several guidelines and often pertains to unaccompanied minor migrants given that they are separated from parents, who are not able to exercise their basic parental responsibilities. This book takes an in-depth look at the issues surrounding the best interests of the child in relation to unaccompanied minor migrants drawing on social, legal and political sciences in order to understand children’s rights not only as a matter of positive law but mainly as a social practice depending on personal biographies, community histories and social relations of power. The book tackles the interpretation of the rights of the child and the best interests principle in the case of unaccompanied minor migrants in Europe at political, legal and practical levels. In its first part the book considers theoretical aspects of children’s rights and the best interests of the child in relation to unaccompanied minor migrants. Adopting a critical approach to the implementation of the Convention of Rights of a Child authors nevertheless confirm its relevance for protecting minor migrants’ rights in practice. Authors deconstruct power relations residing within the discourses of children’s rights and best interests, demonstrating that these rights are constructed and decided upon by those in power who make decisions on behalf of those who do not possess authority. Authors further on explore normative and methodological aspects of Article 3 of the Convention on the Rights of a Child and its relevance for asylum and migration legislation. The second part of the book goes on to examine the actual legal framework related to unaccompanied minor migrants and implementation of children’s’ rights and their best interests in the reception, protection, asylum and return procedures. The case studies are based on from the empirical research, on interviews with key experts and unaccompanied minor migrants in Austria, France, Slovenia and United Kingdom. Examining age assessment procedures, unaccompanied minors’ survivals strategies and their everyday life in reception centres the contributors point to the discrepancy between the states’ obligations to take the best interest of the child into account when dealing with unaccompanied minor migrants, and the lack of formal procedures of best interest determination in practice. The chapters expose weaknesses and failures of institutionalized systems in selected European countries in dealing with unaccompanied children and young people on the move.