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The Resource Border : a journey to the edge of Europe, Kapka Kassabova

Border : a journey to the edge of Europe, Kapka Kassabova

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Border : a journey to the edge of Europe
Title
Border
Title remainder
a journey to the edge of Europe
Statement of responsibility
Kapka Kassabova
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Language
eng
Summary
When Kapka Kassabova was a child, the borderzone between Bulgaria, Turkey and Greece was rumoured to be an easier crossing point into the West than the Berlin Wall so it swarmed with soldiers, spies and fugitives. On holidays close to the border on the Black Sea coast, she remembers playing on the beach, only miles from where an electrified fence bristled, its barbs pointing inwards toward the enemy: the holiday-makers, the potential escapees. Today, this densely forested landscape is no longer heavily militarised, but it is scarred by its past. In Border, Kapka Kassabova sets out on a journey to meet the people of this triple border - Bulgarians, Turks, Greeks, and the latest wave of refugees fleeing conflict further afield. She discovers a region that has been shaped by the successive forces of history: by its own past migration crises, by communism, by two World wars, by the Ottoman Empire, and - older still - by the ancient legacy of myths and legends. As Kapka Kassabova explores this enigmatic region in the company of border guards and treasure hunters, entrepreneurs and botanists, psychic healers and ritual fire-walkers, refugees and smugglers, she traces the physical and psychological borders that criss-cross its villages and mountains, and goes in search of the stories that will unlock its secrets. Border is a sharply observed portrait of a little-known corner of Europe, and a fascinating meditation on the borderlines that exist between countries, between cultures, between people, and within each of us
Summary
Bulgarian-born poet and writer Kapka Kassabova lives in Scotland, but in Border she describes return visits to Eastern Europe between 2013-2015. In the complex, magical area where Bulgaria, Turkey, and Greece meet, Kassabova traveled through mountains, villages, and forests and spoke with former border guards, people who tried to escape Communist Bulgaria, villagers who live near the countries' edges, and incoming refugees fleeing Syria. Clever, lyrical, and acutely observed, this book is a fascinating examination of Eastern European borderlands. -- Description by Dawn Towery
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10563356
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YDX
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Kassabova, Kapka
Dewey number
949.9
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maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Kassabova, Kapka
  • Borderlands
  • Bulgaria
  • Thrace
  • Thrace
  • Greece
  • Turkey
Target audience
adult
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a journey to the edge of Europe
Label
Border : a journey to the edge of Europe, Kapka Kassabova
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Publication
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Includes bibliographical references
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Control code
000062155701
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
xviii, 379 pages
Isbn
9781783783205
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1002125128
Label
Border : a journey to the edge of Europe, Kapka Kassabova
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000062155701
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
xviii, 379 pages
Isbn
9781783783205
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1002125128

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