To emigrate is to leave, to immigrate is to arrive and stay, to migrate is to move, often as a result of forced displacement. Most emigrants, immigrants, migrants and/or refugees frequently face difficult, if not heartbreaking decisions when they decide they must settle elsewhere. According to the latest UNHCR estimates, 65.6 million people have been forcibly displaced worldwide by war, poverty, and/or climate change. Many live(d) in refugee/migrant camps where they often face(d) inhumane conditions, discrimination, violence, and racism, while others spend/spent most of their lives in transit camps. Contributions to this volume explore topics in literature, graphic novels, visual arts, film, dance, and education.
The April-May issue of Voix plurielles (16.1, 2019) includes five articles on literary works dealing with different forms and places of colonization (from Canada to Africa), beautiful creative work by Arnold McBay, and fourteen book reviews, including some MLLC members Nigel Lezama, Nicholas Hauck and Julien Defraeye.