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Books in brief: Border by Kapka Kassabova

"Kapka Kassabova is no stranger to borders—to crossing them, and to the estrangement that ensues when you do"

By Tanjil Rashid   April 2017

Border: A Journey to the Edge of Europe by Kapka Kassabova (Granta, £14.99)

A Bulgarian-born poet, educated in New Zealand and writing in her third language, Kapka Kassabova is no stranger to borders—to crossing them, and to the estrangement that ensues when you do. These are the experiences that inspired her poetry collections All Roads Lead to the Sea and Geography for the Lost, titles that presage her latest work: Border. The themes are much the same as before, but it’s the form that’s new: a travelogue that combines reportage, oral history and…

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