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Border : a journey to the edge of Europe

Author: Kapka Kassabova
Publisher: London : Granta Publications, 2018.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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When Kapka Kassabova was a child, the borderzone between Bulgaria, Turkey and Greece was rumoured to be an easier crossing point into the West than the Berlin Wall so it swarmed with soldiers, spies and fugitives. On holidays close to the border on the Black Sea coast, she remembers playing on the beach, only miles from where an electrified fence bristled, its barbs pointing inwards toward the enemy: the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Travel writing
Named Person: Kapka Kassabova; Kapka Kassabova
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kapka Kassabova
ISBN: 1783783206 9781783783205
OCLC Number: 1002125128
Awards: Winner of British Academy Nayef Al-Rodhan Prize for Global Cultural Understanding 2018 (UK)
Short-listed for The Gordon Burn Prize 2017 (UK)
Description: xviii, 379 pages ; 20 cm
Responsibility: Kapka Kassabova.

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