The great escape

a true story of forced labor and immigrant dreams in America
Saket Soni
Book - 2023

"In 2007, Saket Soni received an anonymous phone call from an Indian migrant worker inside a Mississippi labor camp. He and 500 other men were living in squalor in Gulf Coast "man camps," surrounded by barbed wire, watched by armed guards, crammed into cold trailers with putrid portable toilets, forced to eat moldy bread and frozen rice. Worse, lured by the promise of good work and green cards, the men had desperately scraped together up to 20,000 dollars each to apply for this "opportunity" to rebuild oil rigs after Hurricane Katrina, putting their families into impossible debt. Soni traces the workers' extraordinary escape; their march on foot to Washington, DC; and their 31-day hunger strike to bring attention to their cause"--

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Main Author: Soni, Saket, 1977- (Author)
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: Chapel Hill, North Carolina : Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2023.
Edition:First edition.
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The great escape
a true story of forced labor and immigrant dreams in America
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by Soni, Saket, 1977-
Published 2023
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