In the Sea There Are Crocodiles (Paperback)
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In the Sea There Are Crocodiles (Paperback)

(author), (translator)
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Paperback 224 Pages
Published: 05/07/2012
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I read somewhere that the decision to emigrate comes from a need to breathe.

The hope of a better life is stronger than any other feeling. My mother decided it was better to know I was in danger far from her; but on the way to a different future, than to know I was in danger near her; but stuck in the same old fear.

At the age of ten, Enaiatollah Akbari was left alone to fend for himself. This is the heartbreaking, unforgettable story of his journey from Afghanistan to Italy in an attempt to find a safe place to live.

Publisher: Vintage Publishing
ISBN: 9780099555452
Number of pages: 224
Weight: 159 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 14 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

A frank, revealing and clear-eyed testament of the experiences faced by a young asylum-seeker in the contemporary world - Diane Samuels, Guardian

A moving and eye-opening account chronicles hardships no child should have to endure, mitigated by intermittent kindnesses - Sunday Times

A beautifully written and moving book - Choice

This little gem, beautifully and unobtrusively translated, will raise tears of sorrow and joy - Independent

The threat of arrest and deportation is constant, with worse to fear at the hands of traffickers... A remarkable story - Financial Times

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“Hard to believe it's a true story”

Beautifully conveyed by Italian novelist Fabio Geda, In the Sea There are Crocodiles charts the incredible journey of Enaiatollah from a villiage called Nava in Afghanistan to its remarkable conclusion in Turin,... More

Hardback edition
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“By Catrina, age 12”

So sad but so full of hope. I couldn't think of anything else the entire time I was reading this book. It makes me feel so guilty for what I've got and the book absorbed me. I couldn't stop reading it!

Hardback edition
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“Engaging Story”

Fabio Geda is an Italian novelist who writes for several Italian magazines and newspapers. He also works with children in difficulties. In The Sea There Are Crocodiles, published in the UK by Harvill Secker is his... More

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