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Author Enia, Davide, 1974- author.

Title Notes on a shipwreck : a story of refugees, borders, and hope / Davide Enia ; translated from the Italian by Antony Shugaar.

Publication Info. New York : Other Press, [2019]
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 Nichols Adult Biography  BIO ENIA    AVAILABLE
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Description 249 pages ; 21 cm
Note Originally published in Italian as Appunti per un naufragio in 2017 by Sellerio editore via Enzo ed Elvira Sellerio 50 Palermo.
Summary "A moving firsthand account of migrant landings on the island of Lampedusa that gives voice to refugees, locals, and volunteers while also exploring a deeply personal father-son relationship. On the island of Lampedusa, the southernmost part of Italy, between Africa and Europe, Davide Enia looks in the faces of those who arrive and those who wait, and tells the story of an individual and collective shipwreck. On one side, a multitude in motion, crossing entire nations and then the Mediterranean Sea under conditions beyond any imagination. On the other, a handful of men and women on the border of an era and a continent, trying to welcome the newcomers. In the middle is the author himself, telling of what actually happens at sea and on land, and the failure of words in the attempt to understand the present paradoxes. Enia reveals the emotional consequences of this touching and disconcerting reality, especially in his relationship with his father, a recently retired doctor who agrees to travel with him to Lampedusa. Witnessing together the public pain of those who land and those who save them from death, alongside the private pain of his uncle's illness, pushes them to reinvent their relationship, to forge a new and unprecedented dialogue that replaces the silences of the past"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Enia, Davide, 1974- -- Travel -- Italy -- Lampedusa Island.
Enia, Davide, 1974- -- Family.
Authors, Italian -- 21st century -- Biography.
Shipwrecks -- Mediterranean Sea -- History -- 21st century.
Lampedusa Island (Italy) -- Emigration and immigration -- History -- 21st century.
Genre Biographies.
Added Author Shugaar, Antony, translator.
Added Title Appunti per un naufragio. English.
ISBN 9781590519080 (paperback)
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