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Carnets de la Strandja
1989-2019 d'un mur l'autre
Alexandre Levy

The Strandzha mountain range is located in southern Bulgaria, along the Turkish border. During the Cold War era, this wild and desert-like region protruding from the Iron Curtain’s southern border was a crossing place for those trying to flee the Communist countries. Today, it is a gateway to the European Union for migrants taking the Turkish road. Rusted barbed wire from 1989 has made way for 2019’s high-tech fence. Alexandre Lévy returns to where he grew up – a hunters’ and nature-lovers’ paradise – to tell the story of men and women from a Kusturici-esque region.

The author’s childhood memories intertwine with journalistic reporting in this journey through a wild and desert-like region of southern Bulgaria (the Strandzha), where elements of picturesque Balkan culture alternate with stigmata from the past and the upheaval of today’s migrations.

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  • Publication date : 16/05/2019
  • Size : 14 x 20,5 cm, 264 p., 19,00 EUR €
  • ISBN 978-2-283-03290-9
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