Lights in the distance : exile and refuge at the borders of Europe / Daniel Trilling.
Publication year: 2019
Publisher: London : Picador,
ISBN: 9781509815630 (pbk.) :
Originally published: 2018.
The EU's founding myth is that it was created to ensure the horrors of the 20th century were never repeated; freedom, tolerance, and a respect for human rights are now proclaimed as 'European values'. But the movement of people is still tightly controlled. While internal borders have come down, in recent years we have seen the growth of a militarised frontier at Europe's edges to keep out the uninvited. In theory, 'Fortress Europe' exists to protect EU citizens from external threats. In reality, the system itself is a threat to the lives of some of the world's most desperate migrants. The political narrative is familiar, but what of the lives of those caught up in the crisis? Building on several years of reporting work, Daniel Trilling tells the stories of the people he has encountered, drawing on the relationships he has built up over the course of his work.
xiii, 281 pages : map (black and white) ; 20 cm
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