Jane Mitchell

Award-winning writer of books for young people

Uma Travessia Perigosa

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Descrição

Inspirado em fatos reais, este romance juvenil é narrado por Ghalib Shenu, um menino curdo sírio de 13 anos que vive com a sua família na cidade de Kobani, no norte da Síria. Ele e seu primo Hamza Al-Khateeb gostam de pilhar objetos como sapatos entre os escombros de prédios bom- bardeados pelo Estado Islâmico. Durante uma dessas aventuras pela cidade, eles são atingidos. Hamza se machuca com mais gravidade.

Após o incidente, a família de Ghalib decide sair da Síria e ir para a Europa. A travessia de mais de 2 mil quilômetros se inicia, passando por fronteiras cheias de policiais truculentos, campos de refugiados, um mar repleto de perigos, dentre outros obstáculos físicos e emocionais. Como refugiados, eles se tornam reféns da fome, violência, falta de assistência médica, além da constante tensão e ausência de perspectiva. O nome de cada criança desta história é o nome de uma criança síria real que morreu como vítima da guerra em seu país.

What's the story?

Ghalib Shenu is a 13-year old boy of Kurdish origin who lives in Syria. He doesn’t want to leave his home, but Kobani has become too dangerous. His family has no choice but to leave everything behind and try for a new life elsewhere.

Together, they start out on a terrible journey that leads them through dark and dangerous places. Ghalib comes under fire, is caught in a tear-gas attack, experiences the wretched and hopeless life of a refugee camp, and he still has to face the perils of a voyage in a boat that is far from seaworthy.

Based on the experiences of real Syrian families, this is the story of bravery and solidarity in the face of despair.

More info

Without Refuge was first published in Ireland in February 2017 by Little Island Books with the title A Dangerous Crossing. It is endorsed by Amnesty International (Ireland) as contributing to a better understanding of human rights and the values that underpin them.

It was published in Brazil in 2018, translated by José Geraldo Couto.

'Mitchell takes on a sensitive topic with empathy and compassion, helping readers understand the hardships that refugees face and exploring the diversity of Syria through religion, language, and ethnicity. A great introduction into learning about a highly relevant humanitarian refugee crisis.'
(Booklist,
1 February 2018)

Awards (English edition)

Publication Details

2018, FDT, São Paulo, Brazil.

ISBN: 978 8596 0157 52

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