Displaced Persons


Petersen, Kirsten Holst; Anna Rutherford (Eds.)


Petersen, Kirsten Holst; Anna Rutherford (Eds.). Displaced Persons. Sydney, N.S.W., Australia: Dangaroo Press, 1988. ISBN: 9781871049305. pp. 173. Royal 8vo. Illustrated card covers. Remarkable illustrations throughout. Touch of rubbing to the covers, neat ink name to corner of title page othwerise, contents remain bright, clean, and unmarked; very good+. Softcover. ”Displaced Persons explores the problems faced by refugees and migrants in the rich society of the Western world today as they are seen by refugees and migrants themselves. Consequently, the main focus is on the literature written by these displaced persons. In articles and interviews the writers discuss the issues of language, cultural transmission and racism, and in short stories and poems they give artistic expression to their thoughts and feelings. The one exception to this is the article tracing the legal concept of refugees which is written by Sweden’s ombudsman for refugees, Peter Nobel. The purpose of this volume is to offer an insight into the lives and problems of displaced persons and incidentally to show the high quality of the writing which is coming out of those communities today.” (#2880) $25.00