51-dYackvkL__SX310_BO1,204,203,200_The autobiographical work of Emmanuel Mbolela is the precise and at the same time richly pictorial story of his flight from Congo to the Netherlands.

“My way from Congo to Europe is an impressive testimony of political violence and the fatal consequences of EU migration policy, but also of resistance and the dignity of human beings.
In his autobiographical narrative, Emmanuel Mbolela writes about his political activity in Congo and the brutal repression of state security organs that forced him into emigration. He reports in an impressive way about the violence and exploitation during the flight, while he repeatedly comes to talk about the particularly dramatic situation of girls and women. Emmanuel Mbolela makes it across the Sahara to Morocco, where he co-founds an organization of Congolese refugees.
After four years, he is able to leave for the Netherlands, where the extremely exploitative working conditions to which migrant workers in particular are subject prove to be a new experience.” From the publisher’s book description

Emmanuel Mbolela 2014: My way from Congo to Europe. Between resistance, flight and exile. Vienna: Mandelbaum.

If you don’t have a bookstore worth supporting near you, you can also buy the book from the alternative non-profit online bookstore links-lesen.de, which supports political projects with the profits. The link to the book is: http: //www.links-lesen.de/article/978-3-85476-456-4

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