Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Refugee Hotel

First on my 2013 must get list... Love the feel and layout of this book by Gabriele Stabile and Juliet Linderman, relatively small and hand friendly, whereas the photographs, particularly at first, are dark and ominous- reflecting the aftermath of the long and dangerous paths these immigrants have had to negotiate to arrive in the strange and foreign place they are now to call home. The middle of Refugee Hotel contains the first hand accounts of those ordeals, the last third depicts them as they settle in and adjust to their new environments and lives. A brief but insightful journey into the shadows and overlooked lives of those who have been running the world over not for sport or fitness, but for their very lives.  (@ Carte Blanche 1/18)

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