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characters ñ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ´ Emma Jane Kirby characters Ú The Optician of Lampedusa ¶ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Emma Jane Kirby ´ 0 Read 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. 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 refugees fleeing Africa wash up on its shores The Optician of Lampedusa is written by BBC reporter Emma Jane Kirby She tells the true story of Lampedusa s only optician and the day that changed his life forever In October of 2013 the optician and seven of his friends were on a boating trip in the Mediterranean when they heard a strange noise They steered their boat toward the noise and discovered hundreds of people drowning in the waves I thought I d heard seagulls screeching Seagulls fighting over a lucky catch Birds Just birds The Optician of Lampedusa The strange noise was people screaming A boat full of refugees had sunk The optician and his friends managed to pull 47 people out of the ocean Before this event the optician had never given much thought to the refugee crisis but after he pulled the people from the water he became desperate to know what happens to the refugees after they leave LampedusaThis tiny book fewer than 200 pages is an important read but it s not an easy one Aside from the graphic scenes of drowning it s difficult to read because the optician is so relatable He sees refugees every day but he doesn t know much about them They don t impact his life This book is a reminder that most of us tend to ignore the world s problems until they show up on our doorstep We don t truly care about something until it impacts us But by the time we start paying attention to problems it may be too late to solve themThis book helps the reader see the scale of the refugee crisis Crisis is not an overstatement There were 500 refugees on the boat that sank The Coast Guard and private citizens did whatever they could to rescue the refugees but than 360 of them drowned That was just one boat Boats full of refugees go past Lampedusa every day on their way to Europe Thirteen thousand asylum seekers had arrived in Italy so far this year Gabriele had told them that when he d come to fetch them in the car to take them to the aircraft hangar Until now it had just been a random meaningless figure an empty statistic Yet here they were before them flesh and blood bone and gristle with the salt of their tears mingling with their own The Optician of LampedusaI feel bad for criticizing anything about this book but I wasn t a fan of the writing At first I wondered if it was a translation it isn t because the writing is stilted There are also a few awkward scene transitions It felt like it took me a few seconds too long to figure out where the characters are and who is in the sceneIf you re interested in the world s refugee problem then this book is a must read It won t take you very long to get through and it ll give you a lot to think about 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 them The Optician of Lampedusa

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characters ñ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ´ Emma Jane Kirby characters Ú The Optician of Lampedusa ¶ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Emma Jane Kirby ´ 0 Read 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. 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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characters ñ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ´ Emma Jane Kirby characters Ú The Optician of Lampedusa ¶ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Emma Jane Kirby ´ 0 Read 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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