Saturday, 22 August 2020

5 Books 1 Theme - Refugee Memoirs

As hysterical fury is again being whipped up by English newspapers against migrants in a desperate (and depressingly successful) attempt to distract mainstream attention from yet more Tory sleaze, I thought I could at least try to show the other side of the story - the grim reality of these horrendous journeys and the reasons they are undertaken - by sharing five memoirs I have read.

It makes me so angry to see the ignorant idiots who were parroting 'but All Lives Matter' just a few weeks ago are the same people now calling for Navy gunships to open fire on dinghies. As a major arms dealing nation, British-made bombs and guns drove many of those migrants from what was left of their homes onto those barely-afloat boats in the first place.

(Click the cover images to visit each book's Literary Flits review.)

Have you read any of these five books? If so, what did you think of them?

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