Modern slavery is discussed almost constantly in the UK; I had certainly heard the term before I moved here, but it seemed to guide more of political life than I realised.
I feel a bit harsh giving a memoir this low a rating–how can you give someone’s life a star rating out of 5?
After the post-WWII partition of Germany, doctors began to identity what was dubbed mauerkrankeit, or “wall disease”–physical and mental illnesses observed in patients who lived along the Berlin Wall.
‘Okay, okay, you’re right. Australians aren’t very bright. They don’t work hard. They drink too much. So you tell me. Why are they so rich?’
‘They sailed in big wooden ships one hundred years ago and stole all our money from us.’
5/5 stars Immigration has been a big part of my life for the past few years–studying in the UK twice, getting married, and applying for a spousal visa in the UK means I know my way around bringing huge files of documents to what feel like basic appointments, getting fingerprinted in windowless rooms, and theContinue reading “The Undocumented Americans by Karla Cornejo Villavicencio”