Desolate lines drawn in a spirit of division

Walls: Travels Along The Barricades by Marcello Di Cintio. Union Books, €18.90. Reviewed by Brendan Daly.

21st September, 2013
A woman passes by a giant photograph of Belfast's peace lines, shown at the Wall On Wall exhibition in Berlin earlier this year. Photo: Getty

Walls: Travels Along The Barricades


Marcello Di Cintio's journey through some of the Earth's most fiercely-contested borders brings him face to face with towering monuments to separation and exile. In north Africa, he meets refugees exiled by the longest continuous wall in the world, which stretches 2,700km and was built by Morocco to annex the disputed territory of Western Sahara. Along his travels, he also infiltrates a section of the barbed wire fence - already...

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