The UK is the only country in Europe that detains people indefinitely. Calling for that policy to end, Refugee Tales shares the stories of those who have experienced detention through a series of anthologies published by Manchester’s own Comma Press.
Presented as modern day counterparts to the pilgrims’ stories in author Geoffrey Chaucer’s The Canterbury Tales, celebrated writers and poets retell first hand accounts of Britain’s asylum seekers, offering rare, intimate glimpses into their experiences.
‘Refugee Tales is a wonderful way of re-humanising some of the most vulnerable and demonised people on the planet. This collection is both challenging and poignant. Readers will surely be moved to move their leaders to action.’ – Shami Chakrabarti
‘We hear so many of the wrong words about refugees – ugly, limiting, unimaginative words – that it feels like a gift to find here so many of the right words which allow us to better understand the lives around us, and our own lives too.’ – Kamila Shamsie.
Running alongside this event from 5.00pm to 8.00pm there will be a Meet the Activists marketplace where you can meet people working locally to end immigration detention. Find out when and where they hold their meetings and protests and how you can get involved.
Suitable for 16+
Part of PHM’s year long programme exploring migration, co-created by a Community Programme Team made up of people whose lives have been shaped by migration.