Refugee Week 2023
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. 2023’s campaign focuses on compassion, encouraging us to reflect on how interconnected our world is – how events somewhere seemingly far away can impact us all – and how we can widen our circles of compassion.
This year marks the 75th anniversary of the arrival of the HMT Empire Windrush to the UK, with celebrations taking place on National Windrush Day, 22 June.
To mark Refugee Week, we’ve gathered 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.
Featuring pieces from Bernardine Evaristo and Dan Hicks amongst others, this captivating anthology of writing on the Black British experience in the seventy-five years since the arrival of the HMT Empire Windrush is a treasure trove of rich reflection and spellbinding prose.
Celebrating Windrush Day: 75th Anniversary
Cecile Pin, author of Wandering Souls, reveals the diverse experiences that led to the writing of the book.
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