A circular story of a young Nigerian couple and their contrasting experiences of being outsiders in America and London, and the pull of coming home. A very personal account and a sharp social reflection on what it means to be a migrant today.
This novel challenges the stereotypes we hold about migration. Set between 1944 and 1956, it retraces the steps of Mathilde, a young girl from Alsace who falls in love with a Moroccan fighting for France during World War 2 and follows him back to rural Morocco, where they are married against a backdrop of anticolonial violence.
When most people think about the Big Issue, they think of vendors selling the Big Issue magazines on the streets – and we are immensely proud of this. In 2022 alone, we worked with 10% more vendors and these vendors earned £3.76 million in collective income. There is much more to the work we do at the Big Issue Group, our mission is to create innovative solutions through enterprise to unlock opportunity for the 14million people in the UK living in poverty.