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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

  3. says:

    Just Wow What a powerful accountThis book stunned me into silenceFor one so small it swells tears with words its paragraphs pull punches each c

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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 this as soon as they can This is not an issue of any bullst reclamation of a nation or any other fascist cp that seems to be being spouted currently this is a human issue with real human suffer

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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 refugees fleeing Africa wash up on its shores The Optician of Lampedusa is written by BBC reporter Emma Jane Kirby She

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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 pas

  7. says:

    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 Novelization Which I think is fine I understand why it is that way it makes his story into A Story and focuses on human emotions

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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 w

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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 t

  10. says:

    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 bee

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The Optician of Lampedusa

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

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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

Download ↠ E-book, or Kindle E-pub  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

  • Hardcover
  • 117
  • The Optician of Lampedusa
  • Emma Jane Kirby
  • English
  • 15 March 2018
  • 9780241295281

About the Author: Emma Jane Kirby

Emma Jane Kirby is a reporter for the BBC where she has worked as a foreign correspondent since 2001 She is currently a reporter with BBC Radio 4’s The World at One For the last two years much of her time has been spent on the migration trail In 2015 she was awarded the Bayeux Calvados Award for War Correspondents for her reporting on the Lampedusa disaster A graduate of Oxford she lives i