The Road Before Me Weeps On the Refugee Route Through Europe

Hardback (01 Mar 2019) | English

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Synopsis

A powerful and revealing firsthand account of the migrant and refugee experience on the overland route across Europe

War and chaos in Syria and Iraq, violence in Afghanistan, and hopelessness in countries bordering war zones have spurred several million refugees and migrants to set out for Europe. The West Balkans, from Turkey through Greece, Macedonia, Bulgaria, Serbia, and Hungary, became the main entry route.

Based in Budapest for more than three decades, Nick Thorpe was perfectly placed to cover the birth of the route, its heyday, and the attempts of numerous states to close it. This is his intimate account of the daily lives of those stuck in razor-wire enclosures or on the move along forest tracks, railway lines, motorways-and of the smugglers, border police, and political leaders who help, exploit, or obstruct them. He challenges those who demonize or glorify migration, visits the arrivals in their new environment, and studies their impact on the countries which welcomed them with open arms or hesitation.

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Book information

ISBN: 9780300241228
Publisher: Yale University Press
Imprint: Yale University Press
Pub date:
DEWEY: 325.2094090512
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: xi, 332 , 8 unnumbered of plates
Weight: 736g
Height: 167mm
Width: 242mm
Spine width: 32mm