Saturday, 27 January 2018

This week's Book of the Week is Go Went, Gone, Jenny Erpenbeck's subtle and insightful novel exploring the ways in which a retired academic is changed by learning more about the refugees who have arrived in his city. 

>> Read Stella's review

>> "A powerful response to the refugee crisis."

>> "What happens when you're only seen [i.e.seen only] as a refugee?"

>> A quarterly interview.

>> At the Library of Congress.

>> Other Jenny Erpenbooks at VOLUME

A few other books on the refugee crisis:

Charges by Elfreide Jelinek (reviewed by Thomas)

Mediterranean by Armin Greder (a powerful wordless picture book)

Violent Borders: Refugees and the right to move by Reece Jones

Against the Double Blackmail: Refugees, Terror and Other Troubles with the Neighbours by Slavoj Žižek

I Can Only Tell You What My Eyes See by Giles Duley

Refugee Boy by Benjamin Zephaniah

Refuge: Transforming a Broken Refugee System by Alexander Betts and Paul Collier

The New Odyssey: A history of Europe's refugee crisis by Patrick Kingsley

Crossing the Sea: With the Syrians on the exodus to Europe by Wolfgang Bauer

The Bone Sparrow by Zana Fraillon

Illegal by Eion Colfer, Andrew Donkin and Giovanni Rigano

The Right to Have Rights by Alastair Hunt, Stephanie DeGooyer, Werner Hamacher, Samuel Moyn and Astra Taylor 

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