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Castaway Heritage

How does it feel to be a castaway in the UK today? Our latest book is based on interviews with refugees and asylum seekers living in Brighton and East Sussex, and the people who work with those communities. It tells their stories, in their own words...

Kate: the human rights lawyer

An in-depth interview with Kate Jessop, senior immigration lawyer from Brighton Housing Trust, recorded as part of the Castaway Heritage project by Ayah and Steve. “I’ve been practising here since 2001, but I’ve actually been working in asylum and...

Paul: “Never Give Up”

“It was a nightmare, wasn’t good at all. According to the Home Office, they can come and take you away but you can’t say no. They can take you anywhere they want to, because the moment you say no, they can put you in detention. So they can take you...

Luqman: fighting for life

Luqman Onikosi was born in a tiny village near the lakes and forests along the river Niger. I first met him when he was a student at the University of Sussex, about ten years ago. At that time he was the president of the All-Africa Student Union and...