Although refugees have been pushed into the spotlight over the past few years, particularly as a result of the Syrian crisis, they are never far from public consciousness or policy debates. Based on years of close community and academic involvement in local, national, and international refugee affairs, Drs. Catherine Baillie Abidi and Shiva Nourpanah have created an accessible A-to-Z reference book focused on raising awareness on refugee and forced migration issues in Canada, with a specific focus on Atlantic Canada. Defining key concepts, from "asylum seeker" to "Generation Z," this accessible guide is situated within a critical framework, acknowledging Canada's complex immigration history.
This one-of-a-kind guide will be an extremely useful tool for refugee aid and settlement practitioners and advocacy groups, as well as for all Canadians eager to better understand the realities of refugees and forced migrants. Includes over 40 photographs by local refugee and settlement artists.
"This useful primer takes us from A (activism and advocacy) to Y (youth and second generation), explaining terms, raising our consciousness and providing historical context." —Toronto Star (Toronto, ON)