Stella Leventoyannis Harvey

“Education is an ornament in prosperity and a refuge in adversity.” Aristotle

Fiction makes sense of a situation in a way that eludes facts and figures. It’s difficult to fathom the kinds of numbers we’ve seen reported about the refugee movements in Europe. Over 3,000 dead in the Mediterranean this year alone. 100 dead in the last two days. 700,000 have reached European shores so far this year and more keep coming despite the risks. The majority, well over 500,000, have come via Greece, and the small island of Lesbos.

Here is a Shaw TV interview I did recently that explores the genesis of my novel, The Brink of Freedom and my passion for this issue:

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