Reaching Mithymna by Steven Heighton audiobook

Reaching Mithymna: Among the Volunteers and Refugees on Lesvos

By Steven Heighton
Read by Michael Braun

Recorded Books Inc. 9781771963763

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • Available on 12/06/2021

    ISBN: 9781705027783

  • Available on 12/06/2021

    ISBN: 9781665054478

Runtime: 7.03 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

FINALIST FOR THE 2020 HILARY WESTON WRITERS’ TRUST PRIZE FOR NONFICTION

“Combining his poetic sensibilities and storytelling skills with a documentarian’s eye, [Heighton] has created a wrenching narrative.”―2020 Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust Prize for Nonfiction Jury

“Searing … the kind of book you won’t forget.”―Kirkus Reviews

In the fall of 2015, Steven Heighton made an overnight decision to travel to the frontlines of the Syrian refugee crisis in Greece and enlist as a volunteer. He arrived on the isle of Lesvos with a duffel bag and a dubious grasp of Greek, his mother’s native tongue, and worked on the landing beaches and in OXY―a jerrybuilt, ad hoc transit camp providing simple meals, dry clothes, and a brief rest to refugees after their crossing from Turkey. In a town deserted by the tourists that had been its lifeblood, Heighton―alongside the exhausted locals and under-equipped international aid workers―found himself thrown into emergency roles for which he was woefully unqualified.

From the brief reprieves of volunteer-refugee soccer matches to the riots of Camp Moria, Reaching Mithymna is a firsthand account of the crisis and an engaged exploration of the borders that divide us and the ties that bind.

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Available Formats : Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Runtime: 7.03
Audience: Adult
Language: English