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In the Sea There are Crocodiles: Based on the True Story of Enaiatollah…

by Fabio Geda

Other authors: Enaiatollah Akbari

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What a harrowing journey this young man had! ( )
  ParadisePorch | Sep 19, 2018 |
In early 2002, Enaiatollah Akbari’s village fell prey to the Taliban. His mother, fearing for his life, led him across the border. So began Enaiat’s remarkable and often publishing five-year ordeal—trekking across bitterly cold mountains, riding the suffocating false bottom of a truck, steering an inflatable raft in violent waters—through Iran, Turkey, Pakistan, and Greece, before he eventually sought political asylum in Italy, all before he turned fifteen years old.
  Lake_O_UCC | Aug 6, 2017 |
When Enaiatollah Akbari's village in Afghanistan falls to Taliban rule in early 2000, his mother shepherds the ten-year-old (?) boy into Pakistan but has to leave him there all alone to fend for himself. He makes his way over the course of 5 difficult, dangerous and painful years through Iran, Turkey, and Greece before he seeks political asylum in Italy at the age of fifteen. A touching and honest account of a remarkable travail, In The Sea will stand as a testament to both the brutality and the humanity of this period. ( )
  zenhead | Aug 29, 2015 |
When Enaiatollah Akbari's village in Afghanistan falls to Taliban rule in early 2000, his mother shepherds the ten-year-old (?) boy into Pakistan but has to leave him there all alone to fend for himself. He makes his way over the course of 5 difficult, dangerous and painful years through Iran, Turkey, and Greece before he seeks political asylum in Italy at the age of fifteen. A touching and honest account of a remarkable travail, In The Sea will stand as a testament to both the brutality and the humanity of this period. ( )
  zenhead | May 26, 2015 |
Amazon summary: When ten-year-old Enaiatollah Akbari’s small village in Afghanistan falls prey to Taliban rule in early 2000, his mother shepherds the boy across the border into Pakistan but has to leave him there all alone to fend for himself. Thus begins Enaiat’s remarkable and often punish­ing five-year ordeal, which takes him through Iran, Turkey, and Greece before he seeks political asylum in Italy at the age of fifteen.
Along the way, Enaiat endures the crippling physical and emotional agony of dangerous border crossings, trekking across bitterly cold mountain pathways for days on end or being stuffed into the false bottom of a truck. But not every­one is as resourceful, resilient, or lucky as Enaiat, and there are many heart-wrenching casualties along the way.
Based on Enaiat’s close collaboration with Italian novelist Fabio Geda and expertly rendered in English by an award- winning translator, this novel reconstructs the young boy’s memories, perfectly preserving the childlike perspective and rhythms of an intimate oral history. ( )
  dalzan | Jul 7, 2014 |
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Fabio Gedaprimary authorall editionscalculated
Akbari, Enaiatollahsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Curtis, HowardTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Najibi, Mir WeissNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Onnis, MaurizioEditorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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When ten-year-old Enaiatollah Akbari’s small village in Afghanistan falls prey to Taliban rule in early 2000, his mother shepherds the boy across the border into Pakistan but has to leave him there all alone to fend for himself. Thus begins Enaiat’s remarkable and often punish­ing five-year ordeal, which takes him through Iran, Turkey, and Greece before he seeks political asylum in Italy at the age of fifteen.

Along the way, Enaiat endures the crippling physical and emotional agony of dangerous border crossings, trekking across bitterly cold mountain pathways for days on end or being stuffed into the false bottom of a truck. But not every­one is as resourceful, resilient, or lucky as Enaiat, and there are many heart-wrenching casualties along the way.

Based on Enaiat’s close collaboration with Italian novelist Fabio Geda and expertly rendered in English by an award- winning translator, this novel reconstructs the young boy’s memories, perfectly preserving the childlike perspective and rhythms of an intimate oral history.
 
Told with humor and humanity, In the Sea There Are Crocodiles brilliantly captures Enaiat’s moving and engaging voice and lends urgency to an epic story of hope and survival.

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An unflinching, inspirational, and incredibly moving novel based on the true story of Enaiatollah Akbari, a young boy whose agonizing struggle begins after his native Afghanistan becomes a dangerous place to live. His mother shepherds him across the border into Pakistan but has to leave him there to fend for himself.… (more)

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