Refugee Week 

Held every year around World Refugee Day on 20 June, Refugee Week is a nationwide programme of events and activities that recognise the contribution of refugees to British society and the continuing importance of offering sanctuary to those in need. The theme of 2024's campaign is 'our home', inviting everyone to reflect on and celebrate the various ways the meaning of home can be created, whether it's by a sense of safety and warmth, by sharing a space or experiences with loved ones, or caring for the mutual home for us all, Planet Earth.

To mark Refugee Week, we’ve put together a range of reading that raises awareness of the experience of refugees, including thought-provoking true stories, original fiction and inspirational books for children.

Fiction

The Wind Knows My Name
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The Island of Missing Trees
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Wandering Souls
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The Kite Runner
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On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous
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The Beekeeper of Aleppo
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My Friends
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The Lonely Londoners
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Time is a Mother
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£12.00
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Americanah
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Exit West
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£9.99
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What Strange Paradise
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Signs Preceding the End of the World
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The Refugees
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The Stoning
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The Hungry and the Fat
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Following three Libyans in London, My Friends is a deeply compassionate and eye-opening novel about exile, the price of freedom and the immeasurable value of human connection from the award-winning author of The Return and A Month in Siena.

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Non-Fiction

This is Europe
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The Return
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The Good Immigrant
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The Warmth of Other Suns
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My Fourth Time, We Drowned
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After the Romanovs
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Miami
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Air and Love
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The Island of Extraordinary Captives
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In My Mother's Footsteps
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Scattered
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A Man of Two Faces
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Hope Not Fear
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Dispersals
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Rebel
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Solito
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The Optician of Lampedusa
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A tour de force of memoir writing from the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Sympathizer, A Man of Two Faces wrestles with the contradictions and confrontation of being both Vietnamese and American in a country so existentially shaped by the legacy of the Vietnam War.

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Children's Books

The Boy At the Back of the Class
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As Long As the Lemon Trees Grow
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What You Need to Be Warm
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Refugee Boy
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You Don't Know What War Is
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The Crossing
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The Bone Sparrow
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Salt to the Sea
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Xanthe & the Ruby Crown
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Illegal
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Boy, Everywhere
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Boy 87
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When Stars are Scattered
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My Name is Not Refugee
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Migrants
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The Suitcase
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Luminous and moving, Neil Gaiman's poem that explores displacement, loss of home and what we need to feel warm, written in aid of the UN Refugee Agency's appeal, is now available in a beautiful hardback edition boasting illustrations by a group of artists from around the world.

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An Exclusive Q&A with Hisham Matar on My Friends

The author of The Return and In the Country of Men discusses his new novel.


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Refugee Week

The Wind Knows My Name
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Isabel Allende
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The Island of Missing Trees
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Elif Shafak
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Wandering Souls
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Cecile Pin
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The Kite Runner
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Khaled Hosseini
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The Boy At the Back of the Class
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Onjali Q Rauf
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As Long As the Lemon Trees Grow
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Zoulfa Katouh
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On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous
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Ocean Vuong
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The Sympathizer
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Viet Thanh Nguyen
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The Beekeeper of Aleppo
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Christy Lefteri
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This is Europe
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Ben Judah
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My Friends
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Hisham Matar
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Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race
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Reni Eddo-Lodge
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What You Need to Be Warm
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Neil Gaiman
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Refugee Boy
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Benjamin Zephaniah
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Time is a Mother
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Ocean Vuong
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How Not To Be Wrong
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James O'Brien
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Funny Weather
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Olivia Laing
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You Don't Know What War Is
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Yeva Skalietska
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The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay
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Michael Chabon
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Americanah
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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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The Crossing
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Manjeet Mann
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In Order To Live
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Yeonmi Park
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The Return
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Hisham Matar
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The Good Immigrant
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Nikesh Shukla
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