The Detainees’ Tales


A group of authors in Britain is using the format of Chaucer’s The Canterbury Tales to raise awareness of the plight of modern-day refugees:

They don’t feel safe enough to share their stories themselves … but they have a tremendous frustration at being voiceless. So we came up with the idea of using The Canterbury Tales as a model of journeying and showing their stories.

Adam Keller is a Wesleyan graduate currently based in Oakland, California. He's a founding editor of REELYDOPE and used to write for The Argus. More from this author →