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Finding Home: The Real Stories of Migrant Britain (Paperback)
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Finding Home: The Real Stories of Migrant Britain (Paperback)

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Paperback 308 Pages / Published: 02/07/2015
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Award-winning reporter Emily Dugan's Finding Home follows the tumultuous lives of a group of immigrants, all facing intense challenges in their quest to live in the UK. Syrian refugee Emad set up the Free Syrian League and worked illegally in the UK to pay for his mother to be smuggled across the Mediterranean on a perilous trip from Turkey. Even if she survives the journey, Emad knows it will be an uphill struggle to get her into Britain. Australian therapist Harley risks deportation despite serving the NHS for ten years and being told by the Home Office she could stay. Teaching assistant Klaudia is one of thousands of Polish people now living in Boston, Lincolnshire - a microcosm of poorly managed migration. Aderonke, a leading Manchester LGBT activist, lives in a tiny B&B room in Salford with her girlfriend, Happiness, and faces deportation and persecution. Dugan's timely and acutely observed book reveals the intense personal dramas of ordinary men and women as they struggle to find somewhere to call home. It shows that migration is not about numbers, votes or opinions: it is about people.

Publisher: Icon Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781848318649
Number of pages: 308
Dimensions: 216 x 135 x 28 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
`A timely and acutely observed book... it shows that migration is not about numbers, votes or opinions: it is about people.' * Carabas *
`The whole story [is] told in such a fluent and well observed way.' * Freedom of Movement *
`I implore you to read this book. Its honest and powerful recollections will force you to look beyond the figures, and at the individuals that make up the numbers.' * InQuire Live *
`An often heart-breaking read that stresses the mess of people's lives, and their desperation and strength, too.' * Sunday Herald *
`Excellently observed, well-judged and highly readable, making it well worth a look.' * The London Economic *
`This book is honest and so eye-opening... [it] couldn't be more important.' * Thought About Books Blog *
`Dugan sows sincere and powerful seeds via the stories of a group of migrants struggling to settle in the UK.' * Times Higher Education *

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