Literature within the fields of refugee and migration studies continues to be published as monographs; journal articles; reports and in online born digital publications.  This “reviews” section of the Living Refugee Archive will therefore be devoted to the publication of literature reviews of recently published books, journal articles and reports reflecting the many fields of academic, NGO, policy and community research which is currently being undertaken within these fields.  Details of recently reviewed items and reviews in progress can be found below.

If you are interesting in undertaking a review of a work for the Living Refugee Archive, please do let us know.  Equally, if you would like to recommend a publication for review by the Living Refugee Archive, please contact Paul Dudman at

Book Reviews

Refugees and the Meaning of Home:Cypriot Narratives of Loss, Longing and Daily Life in London.  By Dr. Helen Taylor. (review in progress)

Bright Wings: A Light-Hearted Tale of Disappointment, Destruction, Desperation and Death. By Richard Solly. (review in progress)

The Bangladesh Reader: History, Culture, Politics. Edited by Meghna Guhathakurta and Willem van Schendel.  (review in progress)

Breaking the Silence: Voices of the British Children of Refugees from Nazism.  By Merilyn Moos. (review in progress)

Journal Reviews

Disasters, Volume 39, Supp 2 (October 2015). Special Issue: Aid in the archives: academic histories for a practitioner audience. Edited by Eleanor Davey and Kim Scriven. (review in progress)