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I Live Here Hardcover

Mia Kirshner

There are places on Earth where it is already too late. This book began with a desire to see more, to tell stories that have gone untold. Traveling to crisis zones around the globe, I Live Here bears witness to four different kinds of displacement — war in Chechnya, ethnic cleansing in Burma, globalization in Mexico, and AIDS in Malawi.


A cut-and-paste documentary, I Live Here is a portrait of human crisis that is both global and as personal as young love, a lost pet, or an adolescent mistake that cannot be erased. The voices are those of the displaced, in their own words or in stories shared with and told by noted writers, artists, photographers, and graphics novelists. Through these stories we come to see that, in between the chaos of war, famine, and displacement, life continues. We being to understand the ways in which we are all the same.


Pantheon, hardback, 240 pages, published October 2008


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