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A Country Of Refuge
1st July 2015
Lucy-Popescu

Writer Lucy Popescu has launched a crowdfunding campaign to publish a new anthology of writing on asymlum seekers, A Country Of Refuge.

“Most of the refugee stories we read about in the media are negative,” Lucy explains. “But the the reality for those fleeing persection is more often about the emotional scars of torture and the struggles of building a new life. This anthology of new writings on asylum seekers is intended to directly challenge the negative press given those seeking a safe haven on these shores as well as serving as a testament to the strength of the human spirit.”

Building on the success of the landmark Australian publication, A Country Too Far, this sister anthology will incorporate the work of Britain and Ireland’s finest writers including: Monica Ali, Sebastian Barry, William Boyd, Amanda Craig, Moris Farhi MBE, Elaine Feinstein, Tim Finch, Aminatta Forna, Hanif Kureishi, Marina Lewycka, Courttia Newland, Ruth Padel, Katharine Quarmby, Noo Saro Wiwa, Joan Smith, Roma Tearne and Alex Wheatle MBE.

A Country of Refuge will include newly commissioned fiction, memoir, poetry and essays and is intended to make a positive and vital contribution to the national debate.

Full details on how to support the publication can be found at: unbound.co.uk/books/a-country-of-refuge