Revisiting ‘Between a Mountain and a Sea: Refugees Writing in Wales’

Between a Mountain and a Sea: Refugees Writing in Wales was published back in 2003 to raise awareness about the plight of refugees in Wales.

Its launch was covered by a BBC news article Asylum seekers and refugees in print, with the following extract:

I Feel Like Nobody Here by Maxson Sahr Kpakio

Feel like nobody here, ashamed, like everybody
Hates me,
But they don’t know me, they really
Don’t know who I am either,
Only they know what they read in the
Newspapers about me
And that is not me.
I feel like nobody here,
Despite the torture and persecution I managed
To escape from home, in search
Of a land of peace and respect for
Human rights, as soon as I got in,
I was put into detention centre,
And the newspapers did the rest.

If you are interested in reading more, you can find the book at Amazon here: Between a Mountain and a Sea: Refugees Writing in Wales.

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