03/22/2021

"Uprooted" awarded "The Political Book" Prize 2021

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This year's "The Political Book" Prize of the Friedrich Ebert Foundation goes to our author Andreas Kossert's latest work Uprooted – The Refugee in World History.

The prize "The Political Book" is one of the most important non-fiction prizes in the German-speaking world and is endowed with 10,000 euros. It is awarded annually by the Friedrich Ebert Foundation for an outstanding new publication that critically examines current socio-political issues, provides trend-setting impulses for thought and debate and makes its contents comprehensible to a broad audience. Previous winners include Hans Magnus Enzensberger, Václav Havel, Carolin Emcke, Colin Crouch and Thomas Piketty.

Andreas Kossert's book is not only a story of flight, told from the perspective of those affected themselves, but also a great plea for empathy and humanity. A must-read for all those who are shaping refugee and integration policy today.

From the jury's statement

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