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Author Albinati, Edoardo.

Title Coming back : diary of a mission to Afghanistan / Edoardo Albinati ; translated by Howard Curtis.

Published London : Hesperus, 2003.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  950 ALBI    AVAILABLE
 UniM Bail  958.1046 ALBI    AVAILABLE
Physical description xii, 233 pages ; 20 cm
Notes Originally published as Il ritorno : Italy : Mondadori, 2002.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Coming Back -- April 3 -- May 71 -- June 131 -- July 183.
Summary March, 2002: the return of the Afghan refugees begins. It is one of the largest migrations in history, an exodus of biblical proportions, yet this time people are not fleeing their country. They are returning--to demolished houses, mined fields, and no water supplies. Eminent Italian novelist Eduardo Albinati spent four months in Afghanistan working in the centers set up by the United Nations High Commission for Refugees, where the tide of returnees was at its peak. He traveled to the cities of Kabul and Kandahar, the deserts and rural areas, in search of solutions for the reintegration of the refugees. This book--written with the zest of a diarist and peopled by unforgettable faces and stories--is the daily account of what he saw, heard, and did (or tried to do) while hundreds of thousands of people struggled for survival. It is a critical, impassioned testimony to a gigantic collective effort whose outcome is still extremely uncertain.
Language notes Translated from the Italian.
Subject Albinati, Edoardo -- Travel -- Afghanistan.
United Nations Volunteers -- Biography.
Refugees -- Afghanistan.
Return migration -- Afghanistan.
Afghanistan -- Social conditions.
ISBN 1843919044 (paperback) £8.99