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10 thoughts on “The Optician of Lampedusa

  1. says:

    The most important book I read this year I did cry all the way through it but I am glad I read it

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    This is a story that needs to be told but I just don't feel it was told that well in terms of story character or writing Not one for me

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    Just Wow What a powerful accountThis book stunned me into silenceFor one so small it swells tears with words its paragraphs pull punches each chapter is a slap in the face to the reality we've become accustomed num

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    A deeply upsetting read that is 100% relevant Anyone who thinks they understand the human element of the current refugee crisis should read thi

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    If you’re like me then you’ve never heard of Lampedusa It’s a tiny island with a huge problem Every year thousands of

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    He could not ignore the fact that the waving hands had always been visible to him They had waved in the water yes but they had also waved from the reception centre from the church steps and from the roadside where he had jogged past them blindly They had waved from the newspaper columns and from the television screens where he had filtered them out and switched them off They had always been in his line of vision and he had chose

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    This book was a pretty bland reading experience and I think that's because I was expecting either a non fiction style recounting of the event and its political backdrop or a first person account from the journalist's perspective in interviewing him Instead the style comes across as The Optician of Lampedusa the

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    A true story written by a BBC reporter trying in any way possible to draw attention to something the lucky only care about if it inconveniences them huge numbers of our fellow humans currently dying in desperate dangerous flailing attempts to reach livable situations habitable countriesThis Normal Italian Optician goes for a sail with his wife and 6 others at the end of the summer Sweet Not when the gulls crying aren’t gulls but hundre

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    “How naive he’d been thought the optician how naive Because there would always be greater sorrow deeper and unfathomable than any of us could ever imagine” p 83Bad things happen all the time Suffering is a feature of life for many people When this suffering happens on our doorstep an initial flurry of interest is followed by a long steady wane as what was the extraordinary becomes routine So it is with

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    I'm so grateful to Waterstones for including this marvelous little book in their 6 best books of 2016 list otherwise who knows when I'd have come across it He could not ignore the fact that the waving hands had always been visible to him They had waved in the water yes but they had also waved from the reception centre from the church steps and from the roadside where he had jogged past them blindly They had waved from

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read & download º PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Ý Emma Jane Kirby

Eported extensively on the reality of mass migration today In The Optician of Lampedusa she brings to life the moving testimony of an ordinary man whose late summer boat trip off a Sicilian island unexpectedly turns into a tragic rescue missio. How naive he d been thought the optician how naive Because there would always be greater sorrow deeper and unfathomable than any of us could ever imagine p 83Bad things happen all the time Suffering is a feature of life for many people When this suffering happens on our doorstep an initial flurry of interest is followed by a long steady wane as what was the extraordinary becomes routine So it is with the boatloads of people making their way towards Europe For a brief moment Europe seemed to care The passage of time saw even these tragic stories become absorbed into the fabric of normal life Emma Jane Kirby s book The Optician of Lampedusa hits the pause button on our collective forgetting This is an Italian optician s story a short tale of his coming into contact with the raw human tragedy occurring with regularity on Europe s southern shores The optician is sailing with friends when he comes across hundreds of drowning Eritreans among others The book chronicles the moments before during and after their rescueKirby s strength is to stick to detailed observations relaying what was going through the Italian optician s mind what he was seeing and hearing It reconnects the reader with the unvarnished reality of those being smuggled into Europe It s a uniue account in its directness and was a sober reminder of something that I had started to forgetIf I have one criticism of the book it is the perspective I would far rather have read a book by one of the survivors or at least to hear the story in their words I understand that European publishers feel like they need a white face to relay the stories of the other I just wish it wasn t the case Nevertheless this was a sensitively portrayed account and one I will be recommending to friends and family

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The Optician of Lampedusa

From an award winning BBC journalist this moving book turns the testimony of an accidental hero into a timeless story about the awakening of human courage and conscience 'I can hardly begin to describe to you what I saw as our boat approached. Just Wow What a powerful accountThis book stunned me into silenceFor one so small it swells tears with words its paragraphs pull punches each chapter is a slap in the face to the reality we ve become accustomed numbed toIt made my jaw slack my insides twist we re all guilty of looking the other way like the Optician initially does with the call for charity donations but we have to hope or we have to change so that we re the one in whatever way we can being those helping handsThis also serves a poignant reminder of the truth humanity in all this what the Mr Abate s of this world can t fathom in their cruel little minds cold hearts that for a migrant there isn t choice that that risk is actually better than what they re currently subjected toThat s what hurts But it should doAnd the images in this book do that far better than any news report but they also beautifully convey the human spirit within the saviours the saved the lostWe can t always do as much as we d like but just by buying this book that s something especially at places where they donate to charity read inform yourselves change your perspective for the better SHARE THIS STORY

read & download º PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Ý Emma Jane Kirby

The source of that terrible noise I hardly want to You won't understand because you weren't there You can't understand You see I thought I'd heard seagulls screeching Seagulls fighting over a lucky catch Birds Just birds' Emma Jane Kirby has r. He could not ignore the fact that the waving hands had always been visible to him They had waved in the water yes but they had also waved from the reception centre from the church steps and from the roadside where he had jogged past them blindly They had waved from the newspaper columns and from the television screens where he had filtered them out and switched them off They had always been in his line of vision and he had chosen not to see themOn the way home he crossed over the road to pause at the migrant boat graveyard where a flotilla of wooden cadavers lay marooned on the gravel their hulls splintered with unsightly wounds The worn out vessels were lying heavily on their sides as if in a gesture of surrender He winced as he looked at them For how many years now had desperate people washed up here drained of every last drop of their strength He clenched his jaw And how many smashed wrecks would it take before Europe stopped debating and instead agreed to do something

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