Weekenders: racconti UK dal cuore dell'Africa

Weekenders racconti UK dal cuore dell Africa Su iniziativa del quotidiano inglese Daily Telegraph sei giovani scrittori britannici pi un giornalista sono stati catapultati in Sudan nel cuore dell Africa nera dal comfort e dalla modernit delle

  • Title: Weekenders: racconti UK dal cuore dell'Africa
  • Author: W.F. Deedes Alex Garland Tony Hawks Andrew O'Hagan Irvine Welsh Giles Foden Victoria Glendinning Emanuela Alverà
  • ISBN: 9788804521310
  • Page: 458
  • Format: Paperback
  • Su iniziativa del quotidiano inglese Daily Telegraph , sei giovani scrittori britannici pi un giornalista sono stati catapultati in Sudan, nel cuore dell Africa nera dal comfort e dalla modernit delle loro occidentalissime citt , Londra ed Edimburgo, a un mondo fatto di sperduti villaggi, riti tribali e feroci guerriglieri Si sono trovati a doversi misurare con la vioSu iniziativa del quotidiano inglese Daily Telegraph , sei giovani scrittori britannici pi un giornalista sono stati catapultati in Sudan, nel cuore dell Africa nera dal comfort e dalla modernit delle loro occidentalissime citt , Londra ed Edimburgo, a un mondo fatto di sperduti villaggi, riti tribali e feroci guerriglieri Si sono trovati a doversi misurare con la violenza, la fame, la disperazione, ma anche con il coraggio, la fede, la speranza Una realt terrificante e bellissima, assolutamente fuori misura per i canoni europei Da quell esperienza sono nati i sette racconti compresi in questa antologia che, mescolando la fiction al reportage di viaggio, riflettono sette modi diversi di vedere un continente meraviglioso.

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    1. A real mixed bag. I almost quit during the first story, which is so horrible it is responsible for the loss of one star all by itself. On the other hand, the Irvine Welsh story here does not occur in Scotland, uses no dialect, contains no drugs and is the best thing he's ever written. It's also the longest piece in here, which is good. The piece preceding it is also humorous. But the 3 stars here are all because of Welsh.

    2. This incisive, insightful collection is what happens when several writers skilled at their craft and keen to travel are brought to the Sudan and asked to write stories based on the experience. Tony Hawks, best known to me for his 'Round Ireland With A Fridge' wrote, typically, of his excursion and companions. Other authors gave us a chilling, gentle ghost story of two boys playing and watching two men assessing a ruined, war-destroyed school. Or a long journey through the bush with a reluctant t [...]

    3. Ancora una volta non sono certo che la categoria sia quella giusta. Comunque, sette autori inglesi sono stati inviati, per qualche giorno, a vivere il dramma della guerra civile sudanese. Ognuno l'ha raccontata a suo modo, i voti dovrebbero andare dal 5 al 10. 5: perché non fare i nomi? perché inventarsi un nome di un paese inesistente, per raccontare un problema reale? 10: la cruda realtà, l'orrore delle mine, della fame, della sete, delle malattie, delle armi le armi i bambini venduti come [...]

    4. I ordered this trying to get my hands on more Alex Garland material and found more authors to follow now. The book's goal is to bring a deeper understanding to the civil war in Sudan that has spanned several decades. Though this is over 10 years old now and there have been a number of political changes since it was written, the questions it brings up and many of the same and similar scenarios exist there still and in other parts of the globe. Good for deep thinking and questioning what you thoug [...]

    5. What do you get when you invite a handful of Britain's best young writers on a press trip to Southern Sudan? Short stories that attempt to grapple stereotypically with Poverty, First-World Apathy and Civil War. It's a pity this book isn't travel writing; the best parts are when the young Britishers' honest and well-written reactions to Africa shine out and leave their lame attempts at fictionalizing a complex conflict in the dust.

    6. Its an interesting idea to get together well-known current authors and ask that they travel to South Sudan and then write short story pieces. I found many of them very real - well real from what I know after being here only 1 week. But a lot of the stories are similar, which I suppose is due to them all traveling together.

    7. The first few stories were pretty interesting, but the rest of it was just a waste of time. I read this book hoping that it'll give me more insight and information about what's actually going on in the warring parts of Africa while being entertaining, but this did neither.

    8. Why would anyone consider that a travel book? Not so sure A bit depressing. Maybe eye opening, but then again A little cliché!

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