By Abu Bakr Khaal
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African Titanics is the untold story of the African boat humans and their determined exodus to the cruel shorelines of the Mediterranean. the unconventional is certainly one of fleeting but profound friendships, perseverance born of melancholy and the facility of news to beat the problems of the current. Alternating among fast paced motion and meditative mirrored image, the radical follows the adventures of Eritrean migrant Abdar. As he trips north, the narrative mirrors the rhythm of his travels, at one second dashing clear of bandits within the Sahara and on the subsequent patiently looking forward to information of a relaxed sea, conserving a continuing pressure among existence and dying, desire and despair.
Connecting today’s migrants with mythical adventurers of the earlier, Eritrean author
Abu Bakar Khaal areas the phenomenon of migration in a extensive standpoint. The “bug” which grips the hearts and minds of younger Africans is only one of many levels which Africa has traversed in its lengthy historical past from man’s first cradle. With moments of comedy interspersing the tough truth of migration, African Titanics offers an intimate tackle a phenomenon so frequently within the information.
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