Visa Stories

Experiences Between Law and Migration

Bahriye Kemal, Filippo Menozzi & Tinashe Mushakavanhu

 

Synopsis

Visa Stories: Experiences between Law and Migration is an interdisciplinary volume that addresses recent public controversies on migration in the UK and Europe. In this context, it aims to recover the voice of migrants by proposing a new, non-conventional form of literary writing: the visa narrative genre. This is a versatile and dialogic form which moves beyond strictly academic modes of migration talk and aims to re-introduce a human, experiential dimension in the representation of people on the move.

Review

... the visa narratives collected in this volume provide a unique example of testimonies and memories of migrants from different geographical locations and social positions, from the student to the refugee. In its political and poetic aspects, this collective volume is a useful tool for understanding the complexity of migration today ...

Authors

Dr Bahriye Kemal's research interests are in border/broader crossing geographical and disciplinary boundaries, with particular focus on the meeting of postcolonial and partition studies within both an Ottoman and British imperial and a space-place framework.

Dr Filippo Menozzi holds a PhD from the University of Kent. His research explores the work of Anglophone South Asian women writers and the contested notions of ‘postcolonial’ and ‘world literature’.

Tinashe Mushakavanhu is a writer and editor from Zimbabwe. He has degrees from US, Welsh and Zimbabwean universities. He is writing a book on Bob Marley and the Making of Zimbabwe.