Refugee Tales is a collection of beautifully written stories, inspired by the experiences of those held in immigration detention, and the work of Gatwick Detainees Welfare Group over the last 20 years.
In this country, over 30,000 migrants are held in detention centres every year. Unique within Western Europe, the UK has no maximum time limit on immigration detention; therefore, detention is indefinite and people can be detained for months or even years.
Writers and contributors Inua Ellams, Ian Duhigm Avril Loveless and Avaes Mohammad, join chair Yvette Huddleston, to discuss the poignant stories told within this year’s anthology. Written as modern day counterparts to the pilgrim’s stories in Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales, this ground-breaking book offers a rare and intimate insight into the lives of the otherwise forgotten.