Lives in Motion: notebooks of an immigrant in London - Angelo Martins Junior
A docu-narrative of cross cultural migrantion of peoples that is sharp, clear sighted and highly relevant in today's developing global society.
In his book, Martins attempts to tell the life story of Brazilian immigrants who are in London working in unskilled jobs in the service sector. He presents the emotions, intuitions and motives behind migration, and the masks people wear, developed through the process of displacement, arrival and adaptation into the new society.
This unique research is presented in the form of a documentary narrative where the author is inside the stories as well as observing them. Martins examines the Lives, journeys and individual stories of people on the move; stories which would otherwise remain invisible, or obscure. Through his own experiences as a migrant, he offers a fascinating guide to tales of triumph and woe, each one of which helps to construct our present globalized world.
In a lucidly descriptive and very personal way, the author relates to the various problems faced by an immigrant in her or his everyday life: not to mention the survival tactics employed by these brave, competitive, but ultimately vulnerable human beings.
Available Now in all good bookstores (July 2014) £ 17.95
"This book is the result of my master’s research, as well as my personal experience as an immigrant in London. I wrote this book to tell the stories that no one else is telling; stories which would otherwise remain invisible and eventually be lost."