Human Cargo: A Journey Among Refugees

Author(s): Caroline Moorehead

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This is a new edition of this seminal book, now with a new introduction by the author on the current crisis. How can society cope with the diaspora of the twenty-first century? Is there a difference between 'good' asylum seekers and 'bad' economic migrants? What happens to those whose applications are turned down? Caroline Moorehead has visited war zones, camps and prisons from Guinea and Afghanistan to Australia and Italy. She has interviewed emigration officials and members of the United Nations High Commission for Refugees while investigating the fates of the millions of people currently displaced from their homes. Human Cargo is both a remarkable exploration into the current crisis and a celebration of the courage of ordinary people.


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A Journey with Refugees - a new edition of this seminal book, now with a new introduction by the author on the current crisis

"A shattering book, meticulously researched, humane and utterly heartbreaking" Observer "Heartbreaking... Urgent... Terrifying" Guardian "This is one of those books that will sooner or later change the future" Sunday Times "Strong in its condemnations and unflinching in its gaze, Human Cargo is also, mercifully, rich in humanity and examples of the indomitable nature of the human spirit" Independent on Sunday "Caroline Moorehead knows how to grip the reader's attention and haunt their dreams" Sunday Telegraph

Caroline Moorehead is the biographer of Bertrand Russell, Freya Stark, Iris Origo and Martha Gellhorn. Her biography of Lucie de la Tour du Pin, Dancing to the Precipice, was shortlisted for the Costa Biography Award in 2009 and her most recent book Village of Secrets was a Sunday Times bestseller and was shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize.

General Fields

  • : 9781784703615
  • : Vintage Publishing
  • : Vintage
  • : February 2006
  • : 198mm X 129mm X 22mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Caroline Moorehead
  • : Paperback
  • : 305.906914
  • : 352