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Voices from the 'Jungle'


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Table of Contents

1. Home
2. Journeys
3. Living in the 'Jungle': Arriving, Exploring and Settling In
4. Living in and Leaving the 'Jungle': Connecting, Longing and Trying to Leave
5. Life After the 'Jungle'

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The 'Calais Writers' of Voices from the 'Jungle' (Pluto, 2017) include Africa, Riaz Ahmad, Eritrea, Ali Haghooei, Babak Inaloo, Mani, Milkesa, Shaheen Ahmed Wali, Shaqib, Teddy and Haris Haider. All are former inhabitants of the Calais refugee camp.


'These first-hand accounts of the suffering endured by the refugees fleeing unmitigated horror in their homelands paints a far more vivid picture than anything we read in the press or see on television. If you want to understand fully the extent of what refugees are being forced to endure under our very noses, please read this book' -- Julie Christie
'Home is the first thing we experience as human beings in this world; somewhere we know, safe and warm, somewhere that keeps us. When we are forced out, we lose a little bit of ourselves; leaving us less whole. However, through these poems, these stories, we reclaim that home and the humanity that is lost with what comes with being labelled a refugee. Writing this is not only a way for the world to know us, but a way that we may know ourselves, once again' -- JJ Bola, Writer, Poet, Author of No Place to Call Home (2017)
'Read this powerful book' -- Counterfire
'Gives those who have been ignored, dehumanised and abused because of who they are the platform they deserve to explain the reality of life as a refugee' -- Morning Star

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