Review by Leila Green
The Gurugu Pledge explores the ongoing migrant crisis that has desperate African men and women risking their lives to try to gain asylum in Europe. This urgent, tense story is set on a mountain that overlooks Spain. The migrants, all from various African countries, try to make a living and pass the time as they await uncertain futures. Will they get into Spain? How much longer can they stay on the mountain? Who will take advantage of their vulnerable status? This book was an eye-opening testament to the ways these people are failed by governments and history.