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Reaching Mithymna : among the volunteers and refugees on Lesvos  Cover Image Book Book

Reaching Mithymna : among the volunteers and refugees on Lesvos / Steven Heighton.


"In the fall of 2015, Steven Heighton made an overnight decision to travel to the frontlines of the Syrian refugee crisis in Greece and enlist as a volunteer. He arrived on the isle of Lesvos with a duffel bag and a dubious grasp of Greek, his mother's native tongue, and worked on the landing beaches and in OXY-—a jerrybuilt, ad hoc transit camp providing simple meals, dry clothes, and a brief rest to refugees after their crossing from Turkey. In a town deserted by the tourists that had been its lifeblood, Heighton-—alongside the exhausted locals and under-equipped international aid workers—-found himself thrown into emergency roles for which he was woefully unqualified. From the brief reprieves of volunteer-refugee soccer matches to the riots of Camp Moria, Reaching Mithymna is a firsthand account of the crisis and an engaged exploration of the borders that divide us and the ties that bind."-- from publisher.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781771963763
  • ISBN: 177196376X
  • Physical Description: 274 pages : illustrations, map ; 21 cm
  • Publisher: Windsor, Ontario : Biblioasis, 2020.

Content descriptions

General Note:
"A John Metcalf book."
Subject: Heighton, Steven, 1961-
Refugee camps > Greece > Lesbos (Municipality)
Refugees > Greece > Lesbos (Municipality)
Volunteer workers in social service > Greece > Lesbos (Municipality)
Syria > History > Civil War, 2011- > Refugees.

Available copies

  • 8 of 8 copies available at BC Interlibrary Connect. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Prince Rupert Library.


  • 0 current holds with 8 total copies.
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Prince Rupert Library 362.8783 Heig (Text) 33294002118768 Adult Non-Fiction Volume hold Available -

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