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.
"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 *
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