Human Cargo: A Journey among Refugees / Edition 1
  • Human Cargo: A Journey among Refugees / Edition 1
  • Human Cargo: A Journey among Refugees / Edition 1

Human Cargo: A Journey among Refugees / Edition 1

by Caroline Moorehead
     
 

National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist

Traveling for nearly two years and across four continents, Caroline Moorehead takes readers on a journey to understand why millions of people are forced to abandon their homes, possessions, and families in order to find a place where they may, quite literally, be allowed to live. Moorehead's experience living and

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National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist

Traveling for nearly two years and across four continents, Caroline Moorehead takes readers on a journey to understand why millions of people are forced to abandon their homes, possessions, and families in order to find a place where they may, quite literally, be allowed to live. Moorehead's experience living and working with refugees puts a human face on the news, providing unforgettable portraits of the refugees she meets in Cairo, Guinea, Sicily, Lebanon, England, Australia, Finland, and at the U.S.-Mexico border. Human Cargo changes our understanding of what it means to have and lose a place in the world, and reveals how the refugee "problem" is on a par with global crises such as terrorism and world hunger.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312425616
Publisher:
Picador
Publication date:
03/21/2006
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
416
Sales rank:
735,253
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.92(d)

Table of Contents

A refugee story1
Prologue : the lost boys of Cairo3
1The homeless and the rightless27
2Gli Extracomunitari : Sicily's boat people49
3The fence : the migrants of San Diego and Tijuana71
4Fair go : Australia and the policy of mandatory detention97
5Newcastle and the politics of dispersal132
6Little better than cockroaches : Guinea's long-term camps158
7The corridors of memory : the Naqba and the Palestinians of Lebanon186
8The illness of exile217
9Going home : Afghanistan247
10Dead dreams : the Dinkas of Oulu278
Epilogue : a mode of being295

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