Books for World Refugee Day

In recognition of World Refugee Day, we at Hurst have put together a selection of titles on refugees and immigration around the world. Highlights include a guide to the idea of ‘the refugee’, Syria’s history and relationship with refugees, an examination of the migration crisis and the people who profit from it, the war against immigration in Europe, and the plight of the Rohingyas in Myanmar.


Syria: The Making and Unmaking of a Refuge State by Dawn Chatty

A leading expert offers the definitive account of Syria’s long history of welcoming, and now exporting, refugees.


What is a Refugee? by William Maley

An illuminating guide to the complex idea of ‘the refugee’ that sets the current crisis within the wider history of human exile.


Migrant Refugee Smuggler Saviour by Peter Tinti and Tuesday Reitano

Investigates one of the most under-examined aspects of the great migration crisis of our time to discover who profits from it.


The Rohingyas: Inside Myanmar’s Genocide by Azeem Ibrahim

Ibrahim’s searing book documents the slow-motion genocide of the Muslim Rohingyas and exposes the culpability of the Buddhist clergy in fomenting the religious cleansing of Myanmar.


Fortress Europe: Inside the War Against Immigration by Matthew Carr

‘A very necessary book … will provide you with ammunition to use against those who would stoke up our fears, rather than banish them.’ — Nicholas Lezard, The Guardian

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