Outcasts United: A Refugee Team, an American Town
Publish date: April 21st 2009
Publisher: Spiegel & Grau
Pages no: 320
Edition language: English
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This was a wonderful journalistic view of the smallish town of Clarkson, Georgia USA, a strong-hearted woman called Luma Mufleh, and a soccer team called "The Fugees" (for refugees -- the kids named themselves.) But as with all good journalism, it's about so much more. It tells us about America via ...
I absolutely loved Warren St. John’s Outcasts United. I’m not a soccer fan but that didn’t effect my interest in this story of a soccer team composed of refugees relocated to Clarkston, Georgia in the least. St. John’s narrative follows the real life story of a Jordanian woman, Luma Mufleh, who rese...
Through the lens of a youth soccer team and its coach, the author offers glimpses of refugee life in America and the conflicts that spawned these asylum seekers. He includes immigrants' stories as well as insight into the attitudes of the long-time reidents, some of whom resist and resent the changi...
Clarkston, Georgia: an Atlanta suburb, and a resettlement community for thousands of refugees from some of the most war-torn parts of the world. Outcasts United is the story of a youth soccer team (three teams, really) comprised of Clarkston's newest young residents. The teams, the Fugees, face near...