Recommended books from Refugee Tales 2018


Walking + talking = Refugee Tales and among the subjects that walkers talk about are books and stories.

This is a list of those books recommended by the walkers of 2018.

Mary Ann Glendon    A World Made New: Eleanor Roosevelt and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (2001)

Jenny Erpenbeck        Go, Went, Gone – Gehen, ging, gegangen (2015)

Benjamin Zephaniah    Refugee Boy (2001)

Danez Smith        Don’t Call Us Dead (poetry) (2017)

Mary Oliver        Why I Wake Early (poetry) (2005)

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichi    Americanah (2013)

Daniel Trilling        Lights in the distance – Exile and refuge at the borders of Europe (2018)

Philippe Sands        East West Street (2016)

Caryl Phillips        A New World Order – Selected essays (2001)

Caryl Phillips        The Atlantic Sound (2000)

Caryl Phillips        Colour Me English – Reflections on migration and belonging (2011)

Dave Eggers        What Is The What? (2006)

Michael Williams    Now is the Time for Running (book for teenagers) (2011)

Chaim Potok        The Chosen (1967)

Chaim Potok        The Promise (1969)

Tomassi di Lampedusa    The Leopard – Il Gattopardo (1958)

Mohsin Hamid        Exit West (2017)

Anne Fadiman        The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down (1997)

Irshad Manjii        Allah, Liberty and Love: The Courage to Reconcile Faith and Freedom (2011)

James C. Scott      Against the Grain (2017)

Thank you Ann Wilson for collating this list.