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Daniel Trilling: The Refugee Underground, 1 December 2022

My Fourth Time, We Drowned: Seeking Refuge on the World’s Deadliest Migration Route 
by Sally Hayden.
Fourth Estate, 480 pp., £20, March 2022, 978 0 00 844557 7
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The Naked Don’t Fear the Water: A Journey through the Refugee Underground 
by Matthieu Aikins.
Fitzcarraldo, 360 pp., £12.99, February 2022, 978 1 913097 85 1
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... open borders, proof of the impossible, a clarion call announcing universal freedom of movement,’ Matthieu Aikins, a Canadian-American journalist who began reporting from Afghanistan in 2008, writes in The Naked Don’t Fear the Water. ‘Something miraculous was happening … a violation of a fundamental law: under the weight of the people, the border ...

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