r2vyln3rdioj14u-rld0ska where mountains meet the sea: Border


Kapka Kassabova's acceptance speech for the 2017 Highland Book Prize awarded for her book Border: A Journey to the Edge of Europe.

“[The Highlands are] a place whose very mention makes people around the world acquire a dreamy look – in other words a place that is imaginatively charged, but often subjected to cultural cliché and that is why I think it is so important to encourage those dimensions of Highland culture that go beyond the cliché. Border would have been a very different book had I not become a resident of the Highlands seven years ago. Living in the Highlands attuned me to the precious fragility of our natural environment …..The periphery is often sacrificed for the interests of the centre. Geographically remote areas have different frequencies of less told histories, less heard voices”. - Scottish Review of Books

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