Pietro Bartolo and Lidia Tilotta
Hardback $26.99 - Hachette Australia
Philosophy, Politics & Current Affairs - Published: 31/Oct/2017 - ISBN: 9780857057297
Lampedusa has hit the world headlines in recent years as the first port of call for hundreds of thousands of African and Middle Eastern migrants hoping to make a new life in Europe. The shipwrecks began in 1992,before the Arab Spring, they came from Africa, but now they come from across the Arab world as well. The death toll is staggering. For the past twenty-five years, Doctor Bartolo has been rescuing, welcoming, helping, and providing medical assistance to those who survived. But, above all, he has been listening to them. These are tales of pain and hope, stories of those who didn't make it, who died at sea, their bodies washed up on shore; stories of those who lost their loved ones, of babies that never had a chance to be born. Translated from the Italian by Chenxin Jiang.
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