The New Odyssey: The Story of Europe's Refugee Crisis
Book of the MomentThe New Odyssey is a work of original, bold reporting written with a perfect mix of compassion and authority by the journalist who knows the subject better than any other. Europe is facing a wave of migration unmatched since the end of World War II - and no one has reported on this crisis in more depth or breadth than the Guardian's migration correspondent, Patrick Kingsley. ‘Tremendously impressive… Vivid, sometimes shocking, always telling… The story of what lies behind the news from the Mediterranean has rarely been told so strongly.’ Philip Pullman
Throughout 2015, Kingsley travelled to 17 countries along the migrant trail, meeting hundreds of refugees making epic odysseys across deserts, seas and mountains to reach the holy grail of Europe. This is Kingsley's unparalleled account of who these voyagers are. It's about why they keep coming, and how they do it. It's about the smugglers who help them on their way, and the coastguards who rescue them at the other end. The volunteers that feed them, the hoteliers that house them, and the border guards trying to keep them out. And the politicians looking the other way.
The New Odyssey is a work of original, bold reporting written with a perfect mix of compassion and authority by the journalist who knows the subject better than any other. 'A must read for our times' Yanis Varoufakis This is a unique achievement speeding urgent insight, understanding, and wake up calls for the rest of us who sleep easy in our beds at night.' Jon Snow 'Kingsley is doing the world an invaluable service by showing that migrants are particular and human, not collective and a group, and that each of them – just like us - has a story of their own.' David Hare 'A really moving and important publication. It provides a basis of fact and analysis that is truly important at a time of great challenge for humanity. I have no hesitation in recommending it.' Peter Sutherland United Nations Special Representative of the Secretary General for International Migration 'Deeply moving and hugely timely...The New Odyssey reminds us that behind the statistics and headlines lie real lives, driven by desperation and simply wanting a safer future. It should be compulsory reading.' Caroline Lucas MP
|Publisher||Guardian Faber Publishing|
|Publication date||5 May 2016|
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