With contributions by
John Agard, Frank Birbalsingh, David Dabydeen, Chitra Fernando, Zeny Giles, Sneja Gunew, Claire Harris, Aritha van Herk, Antigone Kefala, Sue Kucharova, Peter Lyssiotis, Zia Mohyeddin, Peter Nobel, Kirsten Holst Petersen, Connie Relsted, Salman Rushdie, Anna Rutherford, Philip Salom, Sam Selvon, Vilma Siriannni and Ania Walwicz
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About the book
Displaces persons explores the problems faces by refugees and migrants in the rich society of the Western world today as they are seen by the refugees and migrants themselves. Consequently the main focus is on the literature written by these displaces persons. In articles and interviews the writers discuss the issues of language, cultural transmission and racism, and in short stories and poems they give artistic expression to their thoughts and feelings. The one exeption to this is the article tracing the legal concept of refugees which is written by Sweden's ombudsman for refugees, Peter Nobel.
The purpose of the volume is to offer an insight into the lives and problems of displaces persons and incidentally to show the high quality of writing which is coming out of those communities today.
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