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characters A Short Border Handbook characters A Short Border Handbook 107 N Greece imagining riches and successes which always remain just beyond their grasp The sheer absurdity of their plans and their new lives is overwhelming Both detached and involved 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 debu. I already knew a little about Albanians in Greece from personal accounts from friends but Kapllani really drives home the trappedness of the 80s and the precariousness of the 90s migrations to Greece The format is flashbacks written in a straightforward linear manner interspersed with abstract musings on borders This separates the uniuely Albanian experience and serves to highlight the strong generalities of immigration

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characters A Short Border Handbook characters A Short Border Handbook 107 An exhilarating blackly funny exploration of migration and borders from an Albanian who grew up longing to cross to Greece only to find reality did not match fantasy  After spending his childhood and school years in Albania imagining that the miniskirts and game shows of Italian state TV were the reality of life in the West and fantasizing accordingly about living on the other side of the border th. This book was a pleasant surprise As someone who studied international studies and political science I was aware of the conflicts between Greece and Albania However while I m old enough to remember the fall of Communism in general and in specific instances such as the Velvet Revolution in the former Czechoslovakia and the breakup of the USSR the fall of communism in ALbania was never on my radar I think this is because it was relatively less bloody than the former Yugoslavia Kapilani and his translator put a wonderful human face to the struggles of every day Albanians that is applicable to those immigrating from other lesser known countries We know of the politics behind other refugees who make the news we should know about Albanians A solid read

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characters A Short Border Handbook characters A Short Border Handbook 107 E 1985 death of Albanian Communist leader Hoxha at last enables Gazmend Kapllani to make his escape However on arriving in the promised land he finds neither lots of willing leggy lovelies nor a warm welcome from his long lost Greek cousins Instead he gets banged up in a detention center in a small border town As Gazi and his fellow immigrants try to find jobs they begin to plan their future lives i. A Short Border Handbook by Gazmend Kapllani is a free NetGalley ebook that I read in mid SeptemberKapllani tells a mixture of fiction and his own experiences with visible geographic borders particularly between Albania and Greece while describing the complicated predicament of migrant populations like being regarded with hostility and suspicion their second generation children facing nearly none of their same problems feeling under pressure to master a new language and to get a job right away using humor as a defense mechanism the detentionprocessingdeportation process if they are captured while crossing a border the concept of achieving consumereconomic success and fearing the stereotypes that uninformed citizens hold


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    Gazmend Kapllani ò 7 Read & Download Free read ✓ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ò Gazmend Kapllani PDF A Short Border Handbook I received a copy of the Kindle version of the book through Netgalley I think this is an important book and I found the perspective very interesting but the writing maybe as it was translated from Greek? didn't work for me I found it stilted and lacking flow with the author freuently relying on telling you directly what you were supposed to get out of the text or what he or others felt rather than letting the narrative show you

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    PDF A Short Border Handbook I appreciate the way in which the dual narrative is spliced into 'this' side and 'the other' side of the Greek Albanian border and also into past and presentAlthough the autobiographical passages recount intense experiences the overall tone is detached as if the narrator has distanced himself emotionally and is unable or unwilling to go into great detail about those experiences Oftentimes I would make the lo

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    characters A Short Border Handbook Free read ✓ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ò Gazmend Kapllani Gazmend Kapllani ò 7 Read & Download This book was a pleasant surprise As someone who studied international studies and political science I was aware of the conflicts between Greece and Albania However while I'm old enough to remember the fall of Communism in general and in specific instances such as the Velvet Revolution in the former Czechoslovakia and the breakup of the US

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    characters A Short Border Handbook PDF A Short Border Handbook Free read ✓ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ò Gazmend Kapllani A short border handbook is a satirical attempt on the life of an illegal immigrant both before and after the immigration attempt The author was born in Albania and at the age of 37 crosses the border illegally into Greece He sums up his reasoning for crossing the borders and his expectations hopes of a new life which usually comes crashing

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    PDF A Short Border Handbook This is a gorgeously written account of an Albanian refugee in Greece told with an amazing narrative voice switching from the story of the need of Albanians to escape and his escape to his ruminations about what it means to be an immigrant It is so thoughtful and powerful

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    Free read ✓ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ò Gazmend Kapllani Gazmend Kapllani ò 7 Read & Download PDF A Short Border Handbook A Short Border Handbook by Gazmend Kapllani is a free NetGalley ebook that I read in mid SeptemberKapllani tells a mixture of fiction and his own experiences with visible geographic borders particularly between Albania and Greece while describing the complicated predicament of migrant populations like being regarded with

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    PDF A Short Border Handbook I already knew a little about Albanians in Greece from personal accounts from friends but Kapllani really drives home the tr

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    Free read ✓ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ò Gazmend Kapllani PDF A Short Border Handbook Gazmend Kapllani ò 7 Read & Download I grew up with racist comments It was simple the every day life for me to hear people talk down about strangers and ecspecially people from the middle east Asians were hard workers and kind so those we liked People from the middle east were all muslims and they raped their daughters at night We hated them Growing up with that kind of mentali

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    PDF A Short Border Handbook Gazmend Kapllani ò 7 Read & Download Free read ✓ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ò Gazmend Kapllani Written by an Albanian migrant living in Greece this moving memoir cum reflection gave me insight into the migrant experience and its universality My appreciation of the strengths reuired for survival by so many in my own community is expanded I feel very humbledThere's a wee bit of migrant in each of us Reading this line from The Short Border HandbookThe Migrant thought that he had arrived in a place where everything would be e

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    characters A Short Border Handbook Gazmend Kapllani ò 7 Read & Download Free read ✓ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ò Gazmend Kapllani It seems to me that for all the supposed support for a market economy and free movement of goods the one area that

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  • Hardcover
  • 164
  • A Short Border Handbook
  • Gazmend Kapllani
  • English
  • 17 June 2020
  • 9781846271496