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The Resource Lights in the distance : exile and refuge at the borders of Europe, Daniel Trilling

Lights in the distance : exile and refuge at the borders of Europe, Daniel Trilling

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Lights in the distance : exile and refuge at the borders of Europe
Title
Lights in the distance
Title remainder
exile and refuge at the borders of Europe
Statement of responsibility
Daniel Trilling
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Language
eng
Summary
A mother who puts her children into a refrigerated lorry and asks 'what else could I do?' A runaway teenager who comes of age on the streets and in abandoned buildings. A student who leaves his war-ravaged country behind because he doesn't want to kill. Each of the thousands of people who come to Europe in search of asylum every year brings a unique story with them. But their stories don't end there. In Lights in the Distance, acclaimed journalist Daniel Trilling draws on years of reporting to build a portrait of the refugee crisis, seen through the eyes of the people who experienced it first-hand. As the European Union has grown, so has a tangled and often violent system designed to filter out unwanted migrants - one that extends from the border into cities. Most of us became aware of the crisis when it apparently reached its peak in 2015, but the roots go much deeper. Visiting camps and hostels, sneaking into detention centres and delving into his own family's history of displacement, Trilling weaves together the stories of people he met and followed from country to country. In doing so, he shows that the terms commonly used to define them - refugee or economic migrant, legal or illegal, deserving or undeserving - fall woefully short of capturing the complex realities. The founding myth of the EU is that it exists to ensure the horrors of the twentieth century are never repeated. Now, as it comes to terms with its worst refugee crisis since the Second World War, the 'European values' of freedom, tolerance and respect for human rights are being put to the test. Lights in the Distance is a uniquely powerful and illuminating exploration of the nature and human dimensions of the crisis.--
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Trilling, Daniel
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non fiction
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  • European Union
  • Refugees
  • Asylum, Right of
  • Refugees
  • European Union countries
  • European Union countries
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Lights in the distance : exile and refuge at the borders of Europe, Daniel Trilling
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volume
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  • rdacontent
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Control code
on1039707771
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xi, 281 pages
Isbn
9781509815616
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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  • n
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maps
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(OCoLC)1039707771
Label
Lights in the distance : exile and refuge at the borders of Europe, Daniel Trilling
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
on1039707771
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xi, 281 pages
Isbn
9781509815616
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1039707771

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