Reaching Mithymna: Among the Volunteers and Refugees on Lesvos (MP3 CD)

Reaching Mithymna: Among the Volunteers and Refugees on Lesvos By Steven Heighton, Michael Braun (Read by) Cover Image
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In the fall of 2015, Steven Heighton made an overnight decision to travel to the frontlines of the Syrian refugee crisis in Greece and enlist as a volunteer. He arrived on the isle of Lesvos with a duffel bag and a dubious grasp of Greek, his mother's native tongue, and worked on the landing beaches and in OXY--a jerrybuilt, ad hoc transit camp providing simple meals, dry clothes, and a brief rest to refugees after their crossing from Turkey. In a town deserted by the tourists that had been its lifeblood, Heighton--alongside the exhausted locals and underequipped international aid workers--found himself thrown into emergency roles for which he was woefully unqualified. From the brief reprieves of volunteer-refugee soccer matches to the riots of Camp Moria, Reaching Mithymna is a gripping firsthand account of the crisis and an engaged exploration of the borders that divide us and the ties that bind.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781665054478
ISBN-10: 1665054476
Publisher: Recorded Books, Inc.
Publication Date: December 6th, 2021
Language: English