For those of us who love to read, have the luxury of some spare time, and are interested in learning more about refugee issues (taken from the CSI Refugee Center Volunteer Handbook located in Twin Falls, Idaho):
Autobiography, Biography, Fiction, Poetry:
A Long Way Gone, Ishmael Beah
Autobiographical Notes: A Centennial Edition, Albert Einstein
Call Me By My True Names, Thick Nhat Hanh -- a collection of poems written by a Buddhist monk who fled from Vietnam to France
Day and Night, Elie Wiesel
First They Killed My Father, Luong Ung
A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain, Robert Olen Butler -- collection of short stories that won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction in 1993; each story is narrated by a different Vietnamese immigrant living in Louisiana
A Fine Balance, Rohinton Mistry
Kite Runner, Khaled Hosseini
A Thousand Splendid Suns, Khaled Hosseini
Lost Boys of Sudan, Mark Bixler
My Land and My People: The Original Autobiography of His Holiness the Dalai Lama of Tibet
Notes from My Travels, Angelina Jolie
Nowhere Man, Aleksander Hemon
Of Beetles & Angels: A Boy's Remarkable Journey from a Refugee Camp to Harvard, Mawi Asgedom
Refugee, Adnan Mahmutovic -- a collection of stories and essays inspired by the author's flight from Bosnia and life in Sweden as a refugee
Slave, Mende Nazer and Damien Lewis -- a memoir of a woman who was a slave in Khartoum
The Great Escape: Nine Jews Who Fled Hitler and Changed the World, Kati Marton
The Land of Green Ghosts, Pascal Khoo Thwe
The Middle of Everywhere, Mary Pipher -- **** highly recommended; about refugees resettling in Lincoln, Nebraska
The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down, Anne Fadiman
They Poured Down Fire on Us and from the Sky, Deng, Deng, Ajak and Bernstein
What is the What: The Autobiography of Valentino Achak Deng , Dave Eggers -- about a Sudanese refugee who ultimately moves to Atlanta, Georgia --- read the review here: http://www.nytimes.com/2006/12/24/books/review/Prose.t.html
Refugee Women, Susan Forbes Marin
Refugees in a Global Era, Philip Marfleet
Global Changes in Asylum Regimes: Closing Doors, Daniele Joly
The Price of Indifference: Refugees and Humanitarian Action in the New Country, Arthur Helton
Problems of Protection: The UNHCR, Refugees, and Human Rights, Steiner, Gibney & Loescher
The Politics and Ethics of Asylum: Liberal Democracy and the Response of Refugees, Gibney
Homecomings: Unsettling Paths of Return, Markowitz Y Stefansson
Coming Home? Refugees, Migrants, and Those Who Stayed Behind, Long Y Oxfeld
Buddha is Hiding: Refugees, Citizens, and the New America, Aihwa Ong
Purity and Exile: Violence, Memory, and National Cosmology Among Hutu Refugees in Tanzania, Lisa H. Malkki
Landscape of Hope and Despair: Palestinian Refugee Camps, Julie Peteet
In the Land of the Magic Soldiers, Daniel Bergner
A Great Wonder: Lost Children of Sudan, Kim Shelton, 61 min.
Rain in a Dray Land, Anne Makepeace
Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars, Zack Niles & Banker White
Lost Boys of Sudan, Megan Mylan & Jon Shenk, 87 min.
Roosevelt's America, Roger Weisberg & Tod Lending
And God Grew Tired of Us, Christopher Quinn
Becoming America, Ken Levine & Ivory Waterworth Levine
The Lost Boys, Clive Gordon, 77 min.
Afghan Stories, Taran Davies, 58 min.
The Valley, Dan Reed, 70 min.
Being Hmong Means Being Free, 56 min.
Blue Collar and Buddha, Taggart Siegel, 57 min.
Bui Doi: Life Like Dust, Mishan & Rothenberg, 57 min.
First Person Plural, Deann Borshay, 56 min.
The Split Horn: Life of a Hmong Shaman in America, Taggart Siegel, 60 min.
Letter Back Home, Lacroix & Thepkaysone, 14 min.
Reflections: Returning fo Vietnam, 30 min.
Shadow Over Tibet: Stories in Exile, Rachel Lyon, 57 min.
In This World, Michael Winterbottom, 88 min.
Poetical Refugee, Adbel Kechiche, 130 min.
From Refugee to Immigrant: A Story of Three Kosovar Albanian Americans, Friedland & Fissel
Asylum, McLeod & Reticker, 20 min.
Asylum, Gary Beitel, 78 min.
The Day My God Died, Andrew Levine, 70 min.
Brothers & Others, Nicolas Rossier, 54 min.
Beautiful People, Jasmin Dizdar, 107 min.
Catfish in Black Bean Sauce, Chi Moui Lo, 119 min.
A Family Crisis: The Elian Gonzales Story, Christopher Leitch, 90 min.
Fire Dancer, Jawed Wassel, 79 min.
The Letter, Ziad Hamzeh, 76 min.
Against Wind and Tide: A Cuban Odyssey, Jim Burroughs, 57 min.
Journey to Kapasseni: A Refugee's Gift, Bill Weaver, 51 min.
TL Xmas, School Daze, and Home, 50 min.
Refugee, Spencer Nakasako
Kelly Loves Tony, Spencer Nakasako, 57 min.