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Asylum and exile : the hidden voices of London, Bidisha

Label
Asylum and exile : the hidden voices of London
Title
Asylum and exile
Title remainder
the hidden voices of London
Statement of responsibility
Bidisha
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Asylum and Exile is the result of several months of personal outreach to refugees and asylum seekers that goes behind the headlines to reveal the humanity, tragedy, and bravery of the individuals who have left everything behind to seek sanctuary from violence in the UK. Bidisha offers moving stories of refugees who have fled war, violent persecution, or civil unrest in countries as diverse as Cameroon, Iran, Syria, Somalia, Malawi, Burundi, the Congo, and Sierra Leone. Some of the individuals have been in the UK for a few months, others for more than a decade. Bidisha chronicles their experiences, revealing that though many used to be mathematicians, composers, criminologists, accountants, and teachers, in England, without money and papers authorizing them to work, they must work illegally as cleaners, factory workers, dishwashers, health care assistants, and at other unstable, unseen, underpaid, and grueling jobs. Their London life is one of trying to survive on five pounds a day, of interminable bus journeys across the capital, appointments with legal aid workers, and reliance on near-strangers to get a foothold with little or no support. Despite this, as Bidisha shows, their unerring humor, vivacity, talent, and will to survive is a testament to the blazing resilience of the human spirit.--
Member of
Assigning source
Provided by Publisher
Cataloging source
UKMGB
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Manifestos for the 21st century
Series volume
21
Label
Asylum and exile : the hidden voices of London, Bidisha
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 132-133)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Acknowledgements Chapter 1: No More Lies Chapter 2: Why is Life So Dodgy? Chapter 3: Dear Daughter Chapter 4: Her Lovely Eyes Chapter 5: That is Not What I Am Chapter 6: The Folk Song that Never Was Nevertheless, Something ✹ Beatrice Tibahurira Chapter 7: Spring is Here Differently Beautiful ✹ Beatrice Tibahurira Chapter 8: Noggies, Noggies, Noggies Chapter 9: As Far Away from Death The Size of Love ✹ Beatrice Tibahurira Bibliography
Control code
FIEb1785815x
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
x, 133 pages
Isbn
9780857422101
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)894271746
Label
Asylum and exile : the hidden voices of London, Bidisha
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 132-133)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Acknowledgements Chapter 1: No More Lies Chapter 2: Why is Life So Dodgy? Chapter 3: Dear Daughter Chapter 4: Her Lovely Eyes Chapter 5: That is Not What I Am Chapter 6: The Folk Song that Never Was Nevertheless, Something ✹ Beatrice Tibahurira Chapter 7: Spring is Here Differently Beautiful ✹ Beatrice Tibahurira Chapter 8: Noggies, Noggies, Noggies Chapter 9: As Far Away from Death The Size of Love ✹ Beatrice Tibahurira Bibliography
Control code
FIEb1785815x
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
x, 133 pages
Isbn
9780857422101
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)894271746

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