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In the Sea There are Crocodiles - Based on the True Story of Enaiatollah Akbari

Fabio Geda

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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

When ten-year-old Enaiatollah Akbari's small village in Afghanistan falls prey to Taliban rule in early 2000, his mother shepherds the boy across the border into Pakistan but has to leave him there all alone to fend for himself. Thus begins Enaiat's remarkable and often punish­ing five-year ordeal, which takes him through Iran, Turkey, and Greece before he seeks political asylum in Italy at the age of fifteen. Along the way, Enaiat endures the crippling physical and emotional agony of dangerous border crossings, trekking across bitterly cold mountain pathways for days on end or being stuffed into the false bottom of a truck. But not every­one is as resourceful, resilient, or lucky as Enaiat, and there are many heart-wrenching casualties along the way. Based on Enaiat's close collaboration with Italian novelist Fabio Geda and expertly rendered in English by an award- winning translator, this novel reconstructs the young boy's memories, perfectly preserving the childlike perspective and rhythms of an intimate oral history. Told with humor and humanity, In the Sea There Are Crocodiles brilliantly captures Enaiat's moving and engaging voice and lends urgency to an epic story of hope and survival. From the Hardcover edition.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Mir Waiss Najibi

Length:

4h 33m


Chapters

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05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:22


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

01:35


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

06:39


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

04:34


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

03:27


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

06:04


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

07:22


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

06:38


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

06:55


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

06:43


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

04:18


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

06:39


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

07:30


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

07:15


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

07:36


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

06:40


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

07:08


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

05:44


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

07:50


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

07:07


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

07:22


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

07:16


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

06:22


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

07:32


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

07:05


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

05:55


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

06:19


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

06:26


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

07:46


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

06:04


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

07:36


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

06:29


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

07:02


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

05:30


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

07:26


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

07:05


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

07:21


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

04:40


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

07:29


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

04:08


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

07:19


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

05:50


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

07:53


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

00:29


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

00:47