The Resource A Short Border Handbook, Gazmend Kapllani, (electronic resource)

A Short Border Handbook, Gazmend Kapllani, (electronic resource)

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A Short Border Handbook
Title
A Short Border Handbook
Statement of responsibility
Gazmend Kapllani
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Language
eng
Summary
An exhilarating and darkly comical exploration of migration and borders from an Albanian who grew up in Hoxha's madhouse, longing to cross to Greece, only to find another seam of absurdities and disappointments on his eventual arrival. After spending his childhood in Albania, and fantasizing about life across the border, Gazmend Kapllani escapes to Greece?only to get banged up in a detention center. As he and his fellow immigrants try to find jobs, they begin to plan their future lives in Greece, imagining success that is always beyond their grasp. The sheer absurdity of both their plans and their new lives is overwhelming. Both ironic and emotional, Kapllani interweaves the story of his experience with meditations upon "border syndrome"?a mental state, as much as a geographical experience?to create a brilliantly observed, amusing, and perceptive debut. And a timely one at that, given that immigration is again at the forefront of politics both in the US and Europe
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Kapllani, Gazmend
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Stanton-Ife, Anne-Marie
  • OverDrive, Inc
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  • Biography & Autobiography
  • Sociology
  • Travel
  • Nonfiction
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A Short Border Handbook, Gazmend Kapllani, (electronic resource)
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unknown
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online
Isbn
9780997316995
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unknown sound
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  • remote
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D596297C-3EB0-4386-8DC8-0B759171560C
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Adobe EPUB eBook
Label
A Short Border Handbook, Gazmend Kapllani, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Dimensions
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780997316995
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Stock number
D596297C-3EB0-4386-8DC8-0B759171560C
System details
Adobe EPUB eBook

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