Loneliness and disappointment from a migrant’s perspective

A Short Border Handbook, By Gazmend Kapllani, Translated by Anne-Marie Stanton-Ife, Portobello Books, €15.60

6th June, 2009

A Short Border Handbook, By Gazmend Kapllani, Translated by Anne-Marie Stanton-Ife, Portobello Books, €15.60

Reviewed by Dermod Moore

All models are wrong. This is no more true than when it comes to our efforts to map the psyche. In this elegant little book, Gazmend Kapllani suggests that there is an illness, heretofore unmentioned in medical literature, that he terms ‘‘border syndrome’’.

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