ABOUT THIS BOOK
PUBLICATION DATE: November 5, 2019
Bridges or Walls?
Edited by Jean Rafferty; Edited by Ray Evans; By (author) Various authors
Bridges or Walls? This is not just a question, it is a choice, a choice we all face. We live in an era of unprecedented instability, with 70.8 million people on the move in the world today, more than at any time since the Second World War. According to Medecins du Monde, that’s 37,000 people forced to flee their homes every day. Where are they supposed to go? And what are we supposed to do? Build a wall against them, ploughing through nature reserves and people’s land as Donald Trump is doing? Leave it to the poorest countries in the world to take them in? Dump their children into cramped, unhygienic camps? Leave them lying dead on beaches, far away from their homes? Or do we build bridges, come together to find solutions that are fair to everyone – and mean everyone has a home? A UN refugee camp does not constitute a home. All over the world people are out on the streets protesting about inequality, oppression, war, climate change. In Dove Tales we choose to raise our voices in protest too. We don’t claim to have the answers, but through poems and stories and art and music we do ask the questions.