Shadow Behind the Sun

Shadow Behind the Sun : Flight from Kosovo: A Woman's Story

By (author) Remzija Sherifi , By (author) Robert Davidson , Foreword by George Szirtes

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In "Shadow Behind the Sun", Remzije Sherifi places the events of the 1990s in the context of her family's experience through a period of over 100 years, culminating in her own flight from Serbian forces in 1999. It is a gripping uplifting story of endurance, love and hope. In the same narrative she shows the work of the Integration Networks in day to day detail and invites the reader into the world of the Asylum Seeker.

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  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 130 x 196 x 22mm | 240.4g
  • 31 Dec 2007
  • Sandstone Press Ltd
  • Dingwall
  • English
  • New.
  • 1
  • 1905207131
  • 9781905207138
  • 797,455

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Author Information

Remzije Sherifi was for many years a broadcast journalist with Radio Gjilan in Kosova. She came to Great Britain with her family in 1999 as part of the humanitarian evacuation of refugees fleeing Serbian paramilitary forces. For health reasons she remains in the City of Glasgow but is in regular contact with family and other journalists who have returned. She now works as Development Officer for the Maryhill Integration Network, part of a UK wide network of organisations focussing on Asylum Seekers, their plight and their place in British society. Co-author Robert Davidson is the author of a wide body of work. Born and raised in Glasgow he has for many years made his home in Highland Scotland Foreword author George Szirtes was born in Budapest in 1948 and came to Great Britain as a refugee in 1956. His first book, 'The Slant Door', was published in 1979 and won the Faber Memorial prize the following year. In 1982, he was invited to become a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and, since then, has published several books and won various other prizes including the T S Eliot Prize for 'Reel' in 2005. His work has been translated into numerous languages.

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Remzije Sherifi devotes large sections of 'Shadow Behind the Sun' to her life and work with other immigrants in Scotland. But the most moving and intriguing sections of her well-written and carefully assembled story deal with this former journalist's life as an Albanian woman in Yugoslavia and then, unluckily, in Greater Serbia. Remzije Sherifi was there. She left the bodies of loved ones behind. She knows what we did not know, or what we preferred to ignore. Sherifi certainly did not set out to write a justification for interventionist foreign policies. But that is one of the peripheral achievements of the splendid book that is 'Shadow Behind the Sun'.

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