A Seventh Man by John Berger
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Why does the Western world look to migrant laborers to perform the most menial tasks? What compels people to leave their homes and accept this humiliating situation? In A Seventh Man, John Berger and Jean Mohr come to grips with what it is to be a migrant worker—the material circumstances and the inner experience—and, in doing so, reveal how the migrant is not so much on the margins of modern life, but absolutely central to it. First published in 1975, this finely wrought exploration remains as urgent as ever, presenting a mode of living that pervades the countries of the West and yet is excluded from much of its culture.

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Storyteller, novelist, essayist, screenwriter, dramatist and critic, John Berger is one of the most internationally influential writers of the last fifty years. His many books include Ways of Seeing, the fiction trilogy Into Their Labours, Here Is Where We Meet, the Booker Prize-winning novel G, Hold Everything Dear, the Man Booker longlisted From A to X, and A Seventh Man.
Published May 29, 1975 by Penguin Books Ltd. 240 pages
Genres: Business & Economics, Political & Social Sciences, Arts & Photography, Education & Reference. Non-fiction

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There are eleven million of them more or less—no one knows exactly.

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A Seventh Man by John Berger Buy it from the Guardian bookshop Search the Guardian bookshop "It can happen," John Berger suggests, "that a book, unlike its authors,...

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