Georgia, une histoire des migrations is the third book by Ljubisa Danilovic (member of Tendance floue) after “Le Désert russe” and “La Lune de Payne”, both also published by lamaindonne. It is a book that deals with the small history as much as the great history of migrations.
Georgia is the name of the boat in which embarked in 1906 a certain Ljubiša Danilovic, a young nineteen-year-old Montenegrin, dreaming of an elsewhere full of promise. It was in Butte, a mining town in the United States, in Montana, that he finally landed, like many Montenegrins or Italians at the time.
Of this namesake, of whom he knows nothing, apart from the mention of his name on a period document listing the passengers of the Georgia, Ljubiša Danilovic imagines in 2021 the journey that will take him from his native Montenegro to the United States, thus redoing a journey comparable in all respects to those which thousands of migrants throughout the world must undertake today.
By mixing in this book photographs of the city of Butte Montana, with pictures of today Montenegro that does not offer new horizons to young adults dreaming of an elsewhere, and of a nostalgic Montenegro, that of his childhood, of the migrants met in Paris, Calais or Sarajevo, and others who have spent their lives far from their country of birth…, Ljubiša Danilovic speaks with one voice of the little story but of course also of the Great Stories of exile.
Ljubisa Danilovic : Georgia, une histoire des migrations
size: 20 x 28 cm
85 four-color photographs
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