SUMMER IS MY FAVORITE SEASON ILIR BERISHA

Political Controversy, Non-Fic, Celebrate WOC Thirty Days by Annelies Verbeke — Belgium Thirty Days is about a musician who moves to the countryside to be with his girlfriend, and how they and a local doctor start to Afghans and Syrians at a refugee camp — something the locals do not like. Summer Is My Favorite Season: I knew nothing about the Kosovo War in the late s and about the events leading up to it that started in the mids. You are commenting using your Facebook account. Never Stop Walking is the story of a woman finding out where she belongs and coming to an understanding that she can be both Swedish and Brazilian and that she can have a biological family and an adopted family she loves equally but in different ways. The Nimrod Flip-Out by Etgar Keret — Israel A collection of short stories that was a recent purchase and the only thing I know about these short stories, is apparently they can be a bit weird and satirical. Seeing how children can be so resilient, but at the same time being sad that so many children have to go through traumatic things just because where they were born.

Christiana Mara Coelho was born into extreme poverty in Brazil. His parents are frustrated and frightened. Lists with This Book. Carla Mitchell rated it really liked it Jan 17, Summer Is My Favorite Season: Summer Is My Favorite Season: Patel recounts events quite bluntly, things like the fact his father and brothers were ordered to go to work camps is almost a passing footnote.

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Yusra and Sara have to leave Syria without their mother and younger sister. Nishi Samant marked it as to-read Aug 04, You are commenting using your Facebook account. To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: I learnt a lot from listening to One Day I Will Write about this Placeas many of the cultural and political events that Wainaina lived through in East Africa, were either events that happened before I was born, or before I begun paying just that bit of attention to the world news.

It becomes part of the view from his window. Summer Is My Favorite Season: Translated by Tara F. The people were treated like second-class citizens or worse while Milosevic was in power.

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I hope to manage to make my way across the bingo card and if I do manage to read all these books, I do have some other books I could read for random squares on the card. Berisha said there were about people on the bus when they departed to Macedonia. Patel recounts events quite bluntly, things like the fact his father and brothers were ordered to go to work camps is almost a passing footnote.

Ish marked it as to-read Nov 16, Non-Fic Summer is my Favourite Season: You are commenting using your WordPress.

Summer Is My Favorite Season – A Memoir of Childhood and War in Kosovo (Paperback)

I found it easy to care about Yusra, her family and new-found friends. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. It was a country I knew the name of, probably because of the Eurovision Song Contest to be honest, but that was it.

I knew nothing about the Kosovo War in the late s and about the events leading up to it that started in the mids. Jan 09, Steph rated it it was amazing. Americas Never Stop Walking: I listened to the audiobook, narrated by Ivanno Jeremiah, and I found it to be very easy to listen to as Jeremiah was an engaging narrator.

Together they make the perilous journey to the Turkish coast and board a small inflatable dinghy bound for Lesbos.

Berisha said he believed the American dream remains alive based on his experiences and that with some hard work, anybody can do anything and be anything they want. Adriya marked it as to-read Mar 01, At just seventeen, Yusra Mardini and her older sister Sara, decide to flee their native Iilr when the fighting gets too dangerous.

Meera marked it as to-read Dec 04, Secret Son by Laila Lalami — Morocco I think this liir is about the relationship between a son and his mother and how it becomes strained when his absent father renters his life. Mar 07, Anne rated it liked it Shelves: He lives with his parents, his older brother Shpetim and his little sister Fjolla but their lives are disrupted when Serbian forces take to the streets and they begin to hear rumours of villages burning.

I really enjoy this type of non-fiction book, it offers a personal take on a country and its history that makes it more engaging than perhaps reading a proper history book on the same subject.

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Summer Is My Favorite Season: A Memoir of Childhood and War in Kosovo by Ilir Berisha

He takes a broader subject and brings it down the basic level — telling the story of his family though his eyes. Sam marked it as to-read Feb 15, Independent news organizations were shut down.

It is honest in the difficulties her parents faced, the lack of food and clothes available, and the tough examinations she had to go through in school and the dilemma of being so good you get noticed and not doing well enough. Other squares it can be used for: He uses small snippets to tell the story in an effective way.

Kosovar faovrite ethnic Albanians living in the Kosova region of the former Yugoslavia. The always shifting politics, the cultural changes, the various conflicts and how pop culture, both American and African, seep through into it all.

This story is well worth the read.

Butterfly does so much in disproving the narrative that some portions of the media like to present about refugees. Rebecca Haling rated it really liked it May 29, But I also understand that one could argue that the repetition intensified the constant peril fvorite fear that the author experienced.

He graduated from Western Alamance High School in and seasonn graduated from Elon University in with a degree in creative writing. Bj rated it really liked it Dec 15, Thanks for telling us about the problem. I admire the family so much.

She and her family have so many near misses when it comes to dangerous situations. They have friends, neighbours and family who are killed.

By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. Rebecca Hunter rated it it was amazing Aug 26, Since coming to North Carolina, Berisha said he has returned to Kosovo to visit with some of his family that remains in the region.