RE: In the Sea There are Crocodiles
Enaiatollah Akbari was only ten years old when his mother took him on a sudden, secret journey from their village in Afghanistan, to the city of Quetta in Pakistan. When he awoke alone in a foreign city Enaiatollah realized that the advice his mother gave him - not to use drugs, or weapons, or to steal from others, was her way of saying goodbye.
'In the sea there are crocodiles' is the true story of Enaiatollah's survival as a child refugee. Although forced to endure terrible hardship during the five years that it takes him to reach freedom in Italy, Enaiatollah's story is not depressing, instead I found his positive attitude and determination to seek a better life, inspirational.
In the Introduction to this book the Italian author explains that the book is a fictionalised account of a true story, and yet, as I read his story, I felt as though I was listening to Enaiatollah chatting to me, so the author has captured his voice very well.
If you enjoy exploring other cultures through the covers of a book, then I’m sure you will also relish meeting this fearless young refugee, and will be amazed by his resilience in overcoming such incredible adversity.