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I Mie Amici Di Strada

  In questo libro Sara Monetacaglio scrive le storie della gente chi dormono alla vecchia stazione ferroviaria di Milano. I marciapiedi erano tutti imbrattati di neve. Erano le otto di sera e sembrava notte fonda.Tutto addormentato. Tutto deserto e immobile. Unsilenzio che mi colse impreparata mi portò a cercarenegli angoli più nascosti dei miei pensieri. Poi, inmetropolitana, ancora vita, luce, movimento e io cheriemergevo, di scatto, ancora consapevole di dovestavo andando, ma non di che cosa sarebbe accadutoquella sera. Il camper, come ogni settimana, eraposizionato nell’angolo della vecchia stazioneferroviaria, inchinata ai piedi del progresso, che avevavoluto quella nuova piazza di grattacieli e luci,proprio al piano di sopra. Era così d’impatto ilcontrasto tra gli esseri così piccoli e senza niente dapossedere, lì,...

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Political Refugee

-Name- Ahferom -From- Segheneity, Eritrea -Age- 44 -Past occupation- Farmer and Soldier -What happened to make you leave- My country is lead by a dictator who assassinates anyone seen as a threat. As a soldier I was in great danger. I decided to leave instead of die. In 2003 I left for Sudan which is where I wanted to settle but I soon saw that even there it wasn't safe. Eritrian officials were coming across the border to find escapees, take them home and assassinate them. I had to move on. -How did you travel to Italy- With 27 people on the back of a toyota ute we travelled through the Sahara dessert for 7 days. I arrived in Libya...

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Interview 3 - Bangladesh

-Name- Sohan Kahn -From- Bangladesh -Age- 19 -Past occupation- High school student -What happened to make you leave- "Land disputes between my Dad and Uncle lead to the family farm being taken off my Father. We were forced to move and I had to start earning money to support my family." -How did you travel to Italy- "A broker advised my Father to send me to Libya to make money. I worked for 6 months before my boss sold me to a new broker. People soon came in the night, took me and put me on a boat to Italy. I had no idea of what was happening." -What do you miss from home- My family   These interviews are...

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Interview 2 - Getting deeper already

-Name- Henry -From- Nigeria -Age- 28 -Past occupation- business admin -What happened to make you leave- Land disputes with an uncle became too threatening. -How did you travel to Italy- "I Walked through the desert for many days. It was burning hot and freezing cold. I saw many people die either from the harsh conditions or because they were shot. When I reached Libya the Asma Boys captured me and put me in prison for 5months. I had to pay €1000 to leave the prison. The last part of the journey was by boat." -What did you hope to gain by coming to Italy- : Better opportunities -What do you miss from home- : My 3 younger siblings   These...

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The 1st Interview

-Name- Victor -From- Agbor, Nigeria -Age- 31 -Past occupation- Farmer of chickens and vegetables -What happened to make you leave- Land disputes with the neighbouring town have led to war and killing within the community. The Women and children are not in danger, only the men. -How did you travel to Italy- Land & boat -What did you hope to gain by coming to Italy- Security & safety -What do you miss from home- My wife and young twins "I thank god to be safe and that there is no war in Italy."   These interviews are research towards the upcoming, zero waste swimwear collection by emroce. The collection will speak of the refugee crisis here in Italy in the...

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