I Am Justice (kindle or Pdf) by Paul Kenyon

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Eighty miles off the Libyan coast water is leaking rapidly into the bottom of a dilapidated wooden boat Twenty seven men crammed in side by side desperately attempt to bail it out but the boat is sinking In the distance one of their number spots a ship and forcing the last moments of life from the engine they move towards it But the crew refuses to allow them on board Instead the men scramble onto the floats of a hug the vast majority have remained jobless They ve melted away into Europe s invisible underclass roaming from one country to the next in search of work begging and scavenging sleeping rough a wretched existence some have described as worse than what they left behindHe attends the job center every morning but is at the moment without workEventually he wants to return to Ghana to marry and have childrenThe journey Justice takes is from a small village in Effiakuma Ghana through Burka Faso Niger and Algeria s scorching merciless Sahara desert then to Libya where he finally takes the suicidal trip via the Mediterranean to Italy In his journey he meets different people from different countries all brought together by a desire for a better life in EuropeThe costs of the journey both human and monetary match a steep sum of desperation and demand The immigrants being desperate fall prey to smugglers who send them to their death despite the huge amounts of money they pay for safe passage This makes you realize the level of desperation one must be in to take such a dangerous journey Reading the book made me uestion humanity believe in the strength of the human spirit and also allowed myself to be heartbroken by the nature of the perilous journey constantly wishing it would come to an end even a sad one meant some sort of releaseEU nations have suabbled over how to distribute asylum seekers who arrive via the Mediterranean Coastal nations such as Italy and Malta have accused other countries of not doing enough to help take in migrant sea arrivals and have pushed for an automatic uota system at the EU level However other nations such as Finland and Austria have rejected any binding criteria Mediterranean the Sahara is a grave yard for many immigrants taking the journey Will stories with such sad endings stop illegal migration NO More and people are taking this journey with a strong human desire that binds us all and that s the desire to survive

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I Am Justice

Ng and heading northwards again Once in Tripoli he's duped into handing over his life savings for a trip in a wreck of a boat across miles of open sea to almost certain death But there is also compassion here and he meets old and wise souls along the wayThe tuna net is not the end of Justice's story It is an extraordinary tale of courage and an important account of a life caught between cultures on the edge of surviv Paul Kenyon is a BBC journalist who has also produced pieces for the well known Panorama programme This book chronicles the story of Justice Amin a young man from Ghana who leaves an unpleasant life with an abusive Uncle to find better fortunes His goal is to secure passage to Europe from Libya reuiring a journey that takes him through Ghana Burkina Niger Algeria and then to Libya The journey and its dangers will be familiar to anyone who has read about refugees and asylum seekers who hit the shores of Italy and Spain While the chronicle of Justice s travels and experiences does provide detail based on interviews with Justice and his friends who survived the journey it feels detached and distant or cold in places My previously reviewed Hinterland while a novel based on refugee stories provides a much better insight and compelling narrative The one dimension of Kenyon s book that does provide greater insight is at the end the actual water passage from Libya to Italy Nevertheless there are better accounts than this book provides and my suggestion is to find those and give this one a miss

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E industrial tuna net and watch as their boat rolls over and disappears into the heaving MediterraneanLike tens of thousands of others Justice set off from his rural village with an idealised vision of an new life in England the 'home' country desperate just to earn his way and help his orphaned brother and sister left behind During his long journey to the African coast he's captured jailed and tortured before escapi I am Justice A journey out of AfricaThere was a boy his name was Justice Amin this boy lived in Africa in Ghana there is no mercy from any one people there suffer and suffer from everything around them In Ghana there is a lot of resources but there main problem is that they don t know how to use their recourses well in order to gain money to help people that live in Africa From this point the problems begin This boy lived with his father his mother died since he was ten years old He had three brothers Justice and his brothers didn t have any place to live in or to go except their uncle s house They went to their uncle s house Amin s uncle treated him very god he played all of the roles that could be played his uncle was a father mother a friend Justice went to a school schools in Ghana is not like any other place schools in Ghana is worse than a jail Kids were forced to go to school to learn uran and to learn their language Schools were without a roof either window so when it is winter time rain drops over their head and when it is summer then there is Africa s hot sun Justice chooses to get out of school and to work with his uncle as a woodman His uncle was tough on him because he wanted him to know something that will help him through his rest of his life Justice target was different then his uncle Justice wanted to do like any Ghanaian after he gains some money he will travel to Europe After Justice gained money he went to a place where there is bunch of cars He went with them this people travel to Libya and in Libya they travel through the sea to Europe He went with them and the trip was one of the hardest trips that anyone could make because you sit in a car for a long time The driver stopped in morocco and he didn t continue because there was certain problem He told them if they want to pass then they have to walk through a mountain through morocco then they will arrive to Libya Yet they can t make it through day they have to walk through night While they were walking Justice was caught in Morocco and he was put in prison When Justice went there he realized and he was made as a slave He worked to earn his freedom for days and months and then he earned his freedom and he traveled to Europe as he wanted to do He lived there very peacefully he works very hard He wakes up from 500 am through 800 pm because he wants to get a good livingMy opinionI really enjoyed this book because this book talked about different things it showed me that there are people not living They suffer to just eat anything but they also live and they laugh and nothing stops their desire Sometimes when people see other people s problems he feels that he lives a nice life a great live and he thanks God for everything thousands of Africans die every year because they don t have a life


7 thoughts on “I Am Justice

  1. says:

    I found it hard to give this book a rating I also normally get ideas for my review while reading a book and here I was struggling to do that tooThe problem is that the first two thirds of the book is a rather dry and tepid description of Justice's life It isn't boring but it also never feels exciting The threat levels are high but I didn't fe

  2. says:

    the vast majority have remained jobless They've melted away into Europe's invisible underclass roaming from one country to the next in search of work begging and scavenging sleeping rough a wretched existence some have described as worse than what they left behindHe attends the job center every morning but is at

  3. says:

    ok

  4. says:

    I am Justice A journey out of AfricaThere was a boy his name was Justice Amin this boy lived in Africa in Ghana

  5. says:

    Paul Kenyon is a BBC journalist who has also produced pieces for the well known Panorama programme This book chronicles the story of Justice Amin a young man from Ghana who leaves an unpleasant life with an abusive Uncle to find better fortunes His goal is to secure passage to Europe from Libya reuiring a journey that takes him through Ghana Burkina Niger Algeria and then to Libya The journey and its dangers wi

  6. says:

    I'm sure it's a good story what I've read so far is uite compelling but the journalistic style of writing is grating on me I can't bring myself to keep reading it I've managed about 6 chapters

  7. says:

    I wish the story was longer