In the Sea there are Crocodiles

Recommended by Gill Lewis, and 1 others. See all reviews

Ranked #49 in Afghanistan, Ranked #84 in Pakistan

One night before putting him to bed, Enaiatollah's mother tells him three things: don't use drugs or weapons, don't cheat, don't steal. The next day he wakes up to find she isn't there. Ten-year-old Enaiatollah is left alone at the border of Pakistan to fend for himself.

In a book that takes a true story and shapes it into a beautiful piece of fiction, Italian novelist Fabio Geda describes Enaiatollah's remarkable five-year journey from Afghanistan to Italy where he finally managed to claim political asylum aged fifteen. His ordeal took him through Iran,...

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Gill Lewis This book makes you think about the enormity of the decision to leave home. And how will you ever create a new home. It is also a very readable book. (Source)

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