"One of the most important books of the year - one which severely tests the supposed British traits of stoicism and calm" Charlie Connelly, The New European
Imagine you left your native country because you wanted to explore your neighbouring world and embrace the European dream.
Imagine you truly believed the European Union was your home and that, as well as being a citizen of the country you were born in, you were also a citizen of Europe.
Imagine you fell deeply in love with your new country. Imagine you built a life there, married, had children, a career, started a business.
You felt happy and totally integrated. You were at home...
Then one day, your new country decides to vote to leave the European Union and all the rules you have built your life upon are going to change. One morning, after years - or even decades - you suddenly feel unwelcome, unwanted. Betrayed.
Your certainties and your security are gone. Your sense of identity. Your whole life.
This is what has happened to millions of EU citizens after the Brexit Referendum in June 2016.
Through no fault of their own, they are stuck in a painful limbo.
This book of testimonies is their voice. Their stories from Limbo, haunted by the poignant question: where is home?
In Limbo: Brexit testimonies from EU citizens in the UK is a collection of personal accounts by EU citizens living in Britain which reveals the practical and emotional turmoil they have experienced since the 2016 Referendum on the UK's membership of the EU.
Curated by volunteers on a not-for-pro¿t basis, this anthology is a snapshot of this historical period which adds real-life relevance and urgency to the national debate.
The collection gives a voice to the three million UK residents who have been depersonalised as a mass of 'migrants' and treated as bargaining chips in the surrounding political discourse.
A LITTLE NOTE ABOUT THE COVER
PART I "I, citizen of Europe, my wings clipped, my dreams shattered, my freedom chained…"
PART II "I have done nothing wrong, we have done nothing wrong."
PART III "I have hardly had a good night's sleep since 24TH June"
PART IV "This is MY LIFE they are messing with, MY HOME and MY FAMILY."
PART V "I feel like I've been cheated on."
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