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Stories of a Manchester Street

By Phil Barton, Elaine Bishop

9780750990479

ISBN: 9780750990479

Published: 01-04-2019


Stories of a Manchester Street

By Phil Barton, Elaine Bishop

ISBN: 9780750990479

Published: 01-04-2019

About This Book

A century on from the construction of an Edwardian street in inner Manchester, this contemporary portrait of the street tells the stories of today's residents. Born in sixteen countries from four continents, the stories told by the residents themselves narrate their journeys from nomadic herding in Somalia to conscientious objection in post-war Germany and the UK, and from arranged marriages in South Asia to arriving penniless from rural Ireland. With a common theme of making a new life in Manchester, this is an important account of a successful multi-cultural community in an ever-divided world. Each household’s story is accompanied by a full colour portrait in front of their homes, and their occupations and birthplaces are compared to those who first occupied the houses in 1911, over 100 years ago.

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