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In the Sea There are Crocodiles by Fabio Geda
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Jan 01, 12

Read in December, 2011

The last book I've read this year, very well may be my favorite for 2011. This book is a true story based on the life of Enaiatoliah Akbar, who at the age of about ten years old (birth certificates are not used in Afghanistan)is abandoned by his mother and is forced to live on the streets. Knowing he has no future in Afghanistan and will be hunted and killed due to his religious beliefs, he begins a journey to leave his country for a better life.

This book follows Enaiatoliah through Afghanistan, Iran, Turkey, Greece and eventually Italy where he meets with with Fabio Geda who writes his story.Enaiatoliah endures physical and emotional agony of dangerous crossing, trekking across bitterly cold mountains, being stuffed into a false bottom of a truck and steering an inflatable raft in violent waters.A truly amazing book.
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