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Anwar, a happy boy

Anwar is almost 18. He left Afghnistan at 14. The journey to Birmingham took 18 months. Eventually a lorry left him somewhere in Birmingham. In the jungle of Callais fellow Afghnans who had been deported back to Afghnistan from UKBA advised him … Continue reading

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Next stage starting soon

The collection of interviews is almost completed. A few more are scattered in the next week or so, but from today the main task becomes ‘analysis’. We have got roughly two subsets of interviews; for each of them we will … Continue reading

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Nigerian restaurant in Birmingham

After a morning spent at the British Red Cross, we went to Somaga, a Nigerian restaurant not far from New Street Rail Station for lunch. Apparently, ‘Somaga’ is the only Nigerian restaurant in town (this is what an interviewee told … Continue reading

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‘I really can’t afford to let them take me anymore’ (Xian Li)

Tom Lam interviewed Xian Li in London in August. She arrived in the UK six years ago with her husband. They have two children, a 12 years old boy staying in China with grandparents and Mini, a 3 years old girl born … Continue reading

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Call for interviewees!

We are looking for children and young people aged 12-18 years old and families with younger children (0-11) from Afghanistan, Brazil, China, Jamaica, Kurdistan, and Nigeria who live in the UK with an insecure legal status to interview:  see leaflet for … Continue reading

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