A Polish author based in the UK has written an emotional and provocative book, giving the reader a true insight into the life and struggle of Eastern European immigrants trying to build new lives in the UK.
The accounts in the 'Second-Rate Citizens or Britain Through the Eyes of Polish Immigrants' are taken from people's real life experiences including his own, which has lead him to decide to remain anonymous as the author.
This is an emotive book which appeals to UK citizens who originate from Eastern European countries, including Poland. It's a true account of the difficulties that Eastern European immigrants face when residing in UK, from: finding work, gaining acceptance in communities and overcoming the prejudices which already exist within the UK populace.
Interestingly, the book simply states 'Immigrants' as its author, as the writer felt it would be controversial and unfair to put his name to it – adding to the already emotionally charged issue of immigrants in Britain.
It contains real accounts of the situations different immigrants have faced upon their arrival in the UK and how they have struggled to find peace whilst living here in the face of a range of prejudices. The accounts are open, honest and sometimes brutally raw, giving a powerful insight into the reality of immigration in the UK.
Eastern Europeans and any other immigrants will be able to relate to the accounts within 'Second-Rate Citizens or Britain Through the Eyes of Polish Immigrants' and find comfort in knowing that they are not alone in their struggle to reside happily in the UK.
The book also gives a powerful message to UK citizens, making them aware of how prejudices and misinformation can seriously affect the lives of immigrants. The author hopes to reach out to anyone wishing to read the book in the hope that they will all gain something from it, from comfort and empathy to compassion and understanding.