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  • Published: 15 January 2016
  • ISBN: 9781784703615
  • Imprint: Vintage
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 352
  • RRP: $24.99

Human Cargo




A Journey with Refugees - a new edition of this seminal book, now with a new introduction by the author on the current crisis

A new edition of this seminal book, now with a new introduction by the author on the current crisis

How can society cope with the diaspora of the twenty-first century?

Is there a difference between ‘good’ asylum seekers and ‘bad’ economic migrants?

What happens to those whose applications are turned down?

Caroline Moorehead has visited war zones, camps and prisons from Guinea and Afghanistan to Australia and Italy. She has interviewed emigration officials and members of the United Nations High Commission for Refugees while investigating the fates of the millions of people currently displaced from their homes. Human Cargo is both a remarkable exploration into the current crisis and a celebration of the courage of ordinary people.

  • Pub date: 15 January 2016
  • ISBN: 9781784703615
  • Imprint: Vintage
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 352
  • RRP: $24.99

About the Author

Caroline Moorehead

Caroline Moorehead is the biographer of Bertrand Russell, Freya Stark, Iris Origo and Martha Gellhorn. Her biography of Lucie de la Tour du Pin, Dancing to the Precipice, was shortlisted for the Costa Biography Award in 2009, and her most recent book, Village of Secrets, was a Sunday Times bestseller and was shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize.

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Praise for Human Cargo

“A shattering book, meticulously researched, humane and utterly heartbreaking”

Observer

“Heartbreaking... Urgent… Terrifying”

Guardian

“This is one of those books that will sooner or later change the future”

Sunday Times

“Strong in its condemnations and unflinching in its gaze, Human Cargo is also, mercifully, rich in humanity and examples of the indomitable nature of the human spirit”

Independent on Sunday

“Caroline Moorehead knows how to grip the reader’s attention and haunt their dreams”

Sunday Telegraph

“Strong in its condemnations and unflinching in its gaze, Human Cargo is also, mercifully, rich in humanity and examples of the indomitable nature of the human spirit”

Independent on Sunday

“Read this compelling and important book”

Scotsman

“Wide-ranging, generous and humane”

Irish Times

“Clear sighted...urgent”

Guardian

“Remarkable, balanced, intelligent”

Daily Telegraph

“Compelling...a deft mixture of history, travelogue and reportage. A powerful, heartfelt and important book”

Literary Review

“Her ability to tell stories gives this book its power”

Economist

“Caroline Moorehead knows how to grip the reader's attention and haunt their dreams”

Sunday Telegraph


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