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Travels in the land of hunger

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Last week our IB Economics Teacher, Mr. Domenico Composto presented his new book  Travels in the land of hunger. The book is a travel memoir detailing his half-year, solo backpacking journey through the lands of East and Southeast Asia, Siberia, Central Russia, the Baltic States, the Nordic countries, and Eastern and Western Europe.

Traveling by foot, bus, train, and boat - and seeing the world through the analytical lens of anthropology, archeology, and economics – Domenico documents, researches, and deciphers the developing nations he encounters as they rise through the turbulence of unregulated Western capitalism and globalization.

Travels in the land of hunger is Domenico's reflective account of the dark, long-lasting impact of the Western colonialism and imperialism, the Vietnam War, the Khmer Rouge regime, the 1997 Asian financial crisis, and the sex tourism and sex trafficking industries in Southeast and East Asia. It is also a narrative finding exotic beauty, inspiration, inner strength, and unexpected love.