PEN Atlas: Olumide Popoola and Annie Holmes on Calais and the refugee crisis

On December 10, PEN International is marking Human Rights Day with a focus on the plight of refugees and PEN’s protection work. Here, Dr. Olumide Popoola and Annie Holmes write a special PEN Atlas dispatch from Calais, where they worked with refugees living there to create a new short story collection. breach will be published by Peirene Press in August 2016.

Read ‘Refugees and Writers: Conversations in the Calais ‘Jungle” here.


Olumide Popoola and Annie Holmes are currently working on breach, a collection of short stories based on and inspired by interviews with refugees in Calais. breach is a Peirene Press commission and will be published in August 2016. Find out more about the book here and watch a video of it in the making here.

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