Книга: My English Cup of Tea: The Journey of a Kosovan Albanian | Driton Maliqi | ISBN: 1463769172 - BazarKnig.ru
Книга: My English Cup of Tea: The Journey of a Kosovan Albanian | Driton Maliqi | ISBN: 1463769172 - BazarKnig.ru

My English Cup of Tea: The Journey of a Kosovan Albanian

Автор: Driton Maliqi
ISBN: 1463769172
Год издания: 2012
Количество страниц: 258
 
О произведении:
In Prishtina, the capital of Kosovo, in 1998, twenty-year-old Driton Maliqi faced an empty future. The war with Serbia was raging in the mountains. The Serbian police and military had a stranglehold on life in Prishtina. There was no future for him in his homeland. So, like many young men his age, he decided to leave. Dritona??s father hired a smuggler, a man specializing in the illegal transport of human beings, to take him to Western Europe. Driton hoped for a better life in England. Getting there meant a bus trip through enemy territory, from Serbia to Hungary; a days-long truck ride along back roads, in a truck packed tight with human cargo; a long trek through darkness to the Czech border; and a border crossing through dense forest and over raging rivers. At length, he reached Varnsdorf, Czech Republic, the centre of human smuggling in Western Europe, where refugees the Balkans to Afghanistan went to try to get into Germany, where they could seek asylum or move on to places like England. After months of failed attempts to cross the border, days without food, nights in German and Czech jail cells and among dozens of other refugees packed into single rooms in "refugee hotels," and still more trouble inside Germany, he finally made it to England, to begin the new life he had sacrificed so much for. But even then, his journeya??which he recounts with a natural storyteller's gift, an extraordinary eye for detail, and a leaven of dry Balkan wita??was still far from over...



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