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The road before me weeps : on the refugee route through Europe

Thorpe, Nick, 1960-2019
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.
New Haven : Yale University Press, 2019.
xi, 332 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, map ; 24 cm.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Introduction : the faces at the fence -- New year 2015 -- A time of fear -- Viktor Orbán's jihad -- The dog's breakfast -- A refugee victory -- The closing of the curtain -- Three savage frontiers -- A warehouse of souls -- The EU-Turkey deal -- The street of four winds -- Keep calm and think of England -- The women of Adaševci -- A slow and painful Europe -- Borderlands -- Wish you were here -- Afterword : seven levels of despair.
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