A Seventh Man
The Story of a Migrant Worker in Europe (1975)
First edition. Paperback. 20 × 13cm, 238pp.
Published in Penguin's Pelican Original range. Why does the Western world look to migrant labourers 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. 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.
A good reading copy. The covers are a little creased and rubbed but the book remains in strong readable condition.