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A Short Border Handbook

A Short Border Handbook by GAZMEND KAPLLANI
Oct 03, 2017 | 144 Pages
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“Kapllani treats the absurdities of nationalism in the Balkans – and everywhere – with mischief, wit and insight” — Boyd Tonkin, Independent (UK)

“A telling reminder of how the borders that many of us are lucky enough to regard as bureaucratic inconvenience often form unimpeachable barriers and of how the way they are policed can be ruthless and absurd.” — Laurence Mackin, Irish Times

“Thought-provoking and blackly comic stuff in what it means to be an immigrant.” Bookseller

“A brilliant, wry and playful memoir about migration. Kapllani tells it as it’s never been told before.” — Lisa Appignanesi

“As a student of borders, I was fascinated and impressed by A Short Border Handbook. It is an autobiographical meditation by a wise Albanian of what it means to be an immigrant at a time when this has become such an important part of our world, causing heart-wrenching problems for so many. With great insight, through his personal story, Gazmend Kapllani has enabled us far better to understand and enter into this overwhelming problem of our times.” — Peter Stansky, author of Edward Upward and Professor of History, Emeritus, Stanford University

“An emotional but also often darkly comical account of what … immigrants experienced after the fall of the Soviet Bloc and what immigrants all over the world continue to endure…. A timeless must-read … [that] gives readers in-depth insight of the global and human issue of people escaping oppressive regimes to seek a tolerable life for themselves and their families.” –

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