A new book presentation is added to this month’s events calendar as journalist, writer and volunteer Melissa Hekkers will introduce her book What Would the Mediterranean Say? by Armida Books, on June 16 at Evergreen Vegan and Vegetarian café, in the Municipal Gardens of Nicosia.
In the book Hekkers tackles migration through the experiences and challenges she faces as a female journalist but also as a volunteer, recounting her experience in refugee camps in Lesvos, as well as the stories of migrants in Cyprus. The story is told through the eyes of a woman struggling to understand the harsh reality faced by asylum seekers. It is the story of those who fight for their right to freedom, their right to life itself.
This is a book written with immediacy and boldness, both for the way she approaches various issues related to one of the bigger problems of the modern world, the refugee crisis, and the author’s courage to share with the reading public all her feelings in the challenging route for all.
This is the Greek translation/edition of Amir’s Blue Elephant, which was published in September 2020 and is distributed internationally by Armida Books. The work has been translated by Katerina Nicolaou.
The book has already garnered rave reviews from readers, journalists, humanists and writers, and despite the obstacles of the pandemic, will travel to a series of events in Germany, the UK, Italy, Belgium, Greece and elsewhere.
Melissa Hekkers presents the Greek translation of her book ‘Amir’s Blue Elephant. June 16. Evergreen Vegan and Vegetarian café, in the Municipal Gardens of Nicosia. 6pm. Tel: 22-358028 or 99-307643. Email: [email protected]