The Crossing

About The Book

"I guess migration is only a human right
if you are the right type of human

A trailblazing new novel about two teenagers from opposite worlds; The Crossing is a profound story of hope, grief, and the very real tragedies of the refugee crisis.

Natalie's world is falling apart. She's just lost her mum and her brother marches the streets of Dover full of hate and anger. Swimming is her only refuge.

Sammy has fled his home and family in Eritrea for the chance of a newFar-ri life in Europe. Every step he takes on his journey is a step into an unknown and unwelcoming future.

A twist of fate brings them together and gives them both hope. But is hope enough to mend a broken world?

Themes: Refugee Crisis, Grief, Forced Conscription, Far-right Violence

Cover design by David Foldvari

Check out the Author

Manjeet Mann is an actress, playwright, screenwriter and director. She is the founder of Run The World - an organization that works with women and girls from marginalized backgrounds and helps to empower them through sport and storytelling. She lives in Kent. Her debut novel Run, Rebel won the 2021 Carnegie Shadowers' Choice Award, the UKLA Book Award and The Diverse Book Awards. Find out more on her website, Instagram or on Twitter.

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