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The optician of Lampedusa

By Kirby, Emma Jane, author
Book. English.
Published UK: Allen Lane, 2016
In 'The Optician of Lampedusa' the author brings to life the moving testimony of an ordinary man whose late summer boat trip off a Sicilian island unexpectedly...

The lightless sky: an Afghan refugee boy's journey of escape to a new life in Britain

By Passarlay, Gulwali, author
Book. English.
Published London: Atlantic Books, 2015
Gulwali Passarlay was sent away from Afghanistan at the age of 12, after his father was killed in a gun battle with the US army for hiding Taliban fighters...

Cast away: stories of survival from Europe's refugee crisis

By McDonald-Gibson, Charlotte, author
Book. English.
Published London: Portobello Books, 2017
An exploration of the refugee crisis in the Mediterranean, told through the stories of those who have made the perilous journey and lived to speak of...

War child: a story of survival

By Lac, Juliet
Book. English.
Published Edinburgh: Mainstream, 2008
This is a remarkable and inspirational story of a war child's fight first for survival in the devastated landscape of Vietnam and then for acceptance...

Operation Exodus: the perilous journey from the Nazi camps to the Promised Land-- and back

By Thomas, Gordon, 1933-
Book. English.
Published London: JR, 2010
In 1947, 4515 Jewish refugees from post-Holocaust Europe boarded a ship bound for a new life in Palestine. British warships followed the ship, finally...

Across many mountains: three daughters of Tibet

By Brauen, Yangzom
Book. English.
Published London: Harvill Secker, 2011
Many important stories lie hidden until the right person arrives to tell them. Yangzom Brauen has rescued the story of her inspirational grandmother,...


By Hirsi Ali, Ayaan, 1969-
Book. English.
Published London: Free Press, 2007
The brutal murder of the Dutch film-maker Theo van Gogh in 2004 shocked the world. It changed the life of Ayaan Hirsi Ali, van Gogh's collaborator on...

Supporting refugee children in 21st century Britain: a compendium of essential information

By Rutter, Jill
Book. English.
Published Stoke on Trent: Trentham Books, 2003
New rev. ed
Since the first edition of this work was published in 2001, important new legislation has altered the prospects of refugee children. The first is the...

Understanding immigration and refugee policy: contradictions and continuities

By Sales, Rosemary, 1947-
Book. English.
Published Bristol, UK: Policy Press, 2007
Immigration, particularly asylum, has become a major political issue in Britain and Europe and its impact on welfare, employment and 'social cohesion'...

A hope more powerful than the sea: the journey of Doaa al Zamel

By Fleming, Melissa (Communication director), author
Book. English.
Published London: Fleet, 2017
This is the story of Doaa, an ordinary girl from a village in Syria, who in 2015 became one of five hundred people crammed on to a fishing boat setting...
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