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Across the Big Blue Sea

Good Intentions and Hard Lessons in an Italian Refugee Home

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Across the Big Blue Sea by Katja Meier
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Thousands of people risk crossing the treacherous waters of the Mediterranean Sea each year. But what happens if they make it to the other side?On a hot July day, the Italian coast guard rescues five young Nigerian women in a battered boat. At the same time, Katja Meier is put in charge of a small refugee home in the Tuscan countryside. But a quaint hilltop town with an aged population wasn't exactly where the five young women had hoped to land.Good intentions quickly get lost in cultural misunderstandings and the shadows of Italy's criminal underworld as an ingenuous improvised social worker confronts hard truths about disorganized charities, insurmountable bureaucracy and prostitution on cypress-lined roads. How can she make a difference when Nigerian girls keep disappearing?In this searingly honest and thought-provoking memoir, leavened with just enough wry humor, Katja shares the hard lessons she discovered on the steepest of learning curves among Tuscany's seemingly idyllic golden hills.
Release date NZ
February 21st, 2017
Author
Contributor
Cover design or artwork by Michelle Grant
Pages
290
Illustrations
Illustrations, black and white
Imprint
Katja Eveline Meier
Dimensions
140x216x17
ISBN-13
9791220015936
Product ID
26878503

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