Uprooted – The Refugee in World History

Original Title: Flucht – Eine Menschheitsgeschichte

Hardcover with jacket, 432 pages, 13.5 x 21.5 cm, 5.3 x 8.5 in., 55 b/w illustrations
ISBN: 978-3-8275-0091-5
€ 25.00 [D] | € 25.70 [A] | CHF 35.90 * (* rec. retail price) recommended retail price

Publishing House: Siedler

Date of publication: October 12, 2020
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Kundenrezensionen: 5 Sterne (4)


Andreas  Kossert - Uprooted – The Refugee in World History


"[A] brilliantly written and important book about displacement and flight [...] a compelling portrait of a raw human drama [...] This is a book for our times."

Christopher Clark

"An important contribution to those urgent current and future debates about refugees, flight and displacement – an enlightening history for the general reader."

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

"One cannot praise Kossert’s book enough. It is empathetic and intelligent, with a clearly visible viewpoint [...]."

Süddeutsche Zeitung

"Such narrative talent is not often found [...]. Kossert understands how to not overstep the thin line separating vivid description from cheap effects."

Neue Zürcher Zeitung

"A very emotionally moving book. But it also has a clear and cool objectivity, which contributes to its enlightenment of this subject."

Laudatio NDR Sachbuchpreis

"Empathy, a sense of style, staying power and an unagitated view of the current debates on emigration and immigration are the hallmarks of this great work."

Jury Statement German Non-Fiction Prize 2021

"Kossert’s book is not only a history of flight told from the point of view of refugees, but also a plea for empathy and humaneness. Compulsory reading for everyone who is currently shaping refugee and integration policy."

"The Political Book" Prize 2021 Jury Statement

"Andreas Kossert’s perceptive book is a strong plea for empathy and a humane perspective."

SWR 2 "Lesenswert"

"Overwhelming. [...] This historian has made use of sources that are normally not taken into account. As a result, the text evokes an unsettling vividness."

Augsburger Allgemeine

"Kossert’s book is a plea for tolerating differences rather than locking them out."

Badische Zeitung

"The special contribution of the author is to describe flight purely as a phenomenon, without regard to political leanings, ethnicity, or religious beliefs."


"He does not make value judgements; he simply lets the story tell itself."

Stuttgarter Zeitung

"Kossert has not only given those affected their honor back, but also created for them a literary homeland."


"Kossert presents world history from the perspective of refugees – and this is often very moving."

Hessisch-Niedersächsische Allgemeine


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