Judith Vidal-Hall

World in Motion

African Exodus: Migration and the Future of Europe

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Lights in the Distance: Exile and Refuge at the Borders of Europe

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Picador 304pp £16.99 order from our bookshop

A Country to Call Home: An Anthology on the Experiences of Young Refugees and Asylum Seekers

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Migration is the most critical issue currently confronting the EU, threatening the survival of governments, fostering the rise of extreme right-wing parties and endangering the cohesion of the EU itself. In the UK, home to the ‘hostile environment’ encouraged by Theresa May as home secretary, it became the issue that ensured the victory of the Leave campaign in the 2016 referendum. Sporadic outbursts of violence continue to remind us of the tensions between migrants and locals across Europe. Annual arrivals have fallen drastically since the peak of one million in 2015, but there is no reason to suppose that the flow will stop.

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