the suspended island

"Recognized in 1993 by Unesco as a" biosphere reserve "for its importance, this area is one of the four national parks of the Canary archipelago, Spain, frequented by 1.5 million people every year. And it is the main attraction of Lanzarote, the island of volcanoes just 130 kilometers from Morocco. The news of Don Andres Lorenzo, the parish priest of the village of Yaiza, who reconstructs in a short story the eruptions, the earthquakes, the explosions that devastated the island for six consecutive years, between 1730 and 1736, engulfs the chills villages, poisoning the air, forcing the inhabitants to flee. At the end, 25 volcanoes had sprung up, the Montañas del Fuego, and the landscape had radically changed. Pompeii off the African coast. "

Emanuele Coen - Espresso n.18 / 2017