Human Cargo: A Journey Among Refugees

Paperback | March 31, 2006

byCaroline Moorehead

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National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist

Traveling for nearly two years and across four continents, Caroline Moorehead takes readers on a journey to understand why millions of people are forced to abandon their homes, possessions, and families in order to find a place where they may, quite literally, be allowed to live. Moorehead's experience living and working with refugees puts a human face on the news, providing unforgettable portraits of the refugees she meets in Cairo, Guinea, Sicily, Lebanon, England, Australia, Finland, and at the U.S.-Mexico border. Human Cargo changes our understanding of what it means to have and lose a place in the world, and reveals how the refugee "problem" is on a par with global crises such as terrorism and world hunger.

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National Book Critics Circle Award FinalistTraveling for nearly two years and across four continents, Caroline Moorehead takes readers on a journey to understand why millions of people are forced to abandon their homes, possessions, and families in order to find a place where they may, quite literally, be allowed to live. Moorehead's e...

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Human smuggling is now said to have an annual turnover of over $7 billion -- more than revenue from smuggling drugs. Caroline Moorehead's important new book looks at 'human cargo' from Afghanistan, Liberia, Palestine and many other places. She has visited war zones, camps, prisons -- and the black Dinka families from the Sudan who were...

Caroline Moorehead is the author of Gellhorn, and has been a columnist covering human rights for two British newspapers. She has worked directly with African refugees in Cairo in recent years. She lives in London.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:397 pages, 8.14 × 6.62 × 0.74 inPublished:March 31, 2006Publisher:Picador USALanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0312425619

ISBN - 13:9780312425616

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Humane and touching . . . Moorehead puts a human face on this determined population.