Hind from Iraq is one of the refugees whose stories are told in the award-winning book
Photo: Maison Moderne
refugee book is a winner with jury and public
“I Am Not A Refugee”, a book by Frédérique Buck with photography by Sven Becker and Mike Zenari and designed by Maison Moderne, the company that published Delano, has won two prizes at the Walfer Book Days.
As well as being picked by the jury as the joint winner of the coffee-table book category (alongside Philippe Stachowski’s “Le pays des 3 frontières”), “I Am Not A Refugee” won the public prize, which was selected by visitors to rtl.lu from all of the shortlisted books in the three main categories.
The book was born from the iamnotarefugee.lu digital platform, which was launched by Frédérique Buck in 2016 to raise awareness and to “counter the rather stereotyped and even biased representation of refugees in the mass media.” It aimed to create a more human narrative by allowing refugees to tell their own stories.
“I Am Not A Refugee” is available in English at bookstores, or can be ordered from Maison Moderne here. Profits from the sale of the book are being used for the conception and creation of projects for social inclusion.