Open Encounters

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Just over a year after our first meeting, Fabulous talks about patience, gratitude and his future in Italy. Recorded in Naples, Italy.

Show Notes

Fabulous lives in a small village outside of Naples, Italy. He was transferred there after his first reception in Catania just after his sea rescue on 24 Nov 2016. Here, with his usual positive flair, he talks about work prospects and adjusting to Italian culture, gratitude for where he is now, and about having patience. Our conversation took place in Naples, Italy in April 2019.

Plus, read his story on the site for accompanying words and photos!

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What is Open Encounters?

Hear the voices of the people who have crossed the Mediterranean Sea. After crossing continents, countries, the Sahara desert and the Mediterranean on inflatable boats, now they are on the next journey, of settling their lives in Italy, and beyond.

From humanitarian storytelling publication Migrants of the Mediterranean, this podcast brings light to the migrant flow in Italy and the EU in human terms. Migration continues to dominate the headlines in Europe, the US and around the world, but still so often only in political terms. Here, we change that.

Get to know the individuals themselves in one-on-one conversations with host and founder of Migrants of the Mediterranean, Pamela Kerpius.

Learn more about Migrants of the Mediterranean and read every journey story at the site.