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Refugee stories : in their own words

Author: Laurie Nowell
Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. : Wilkinson Publishing, [2018] ©2018.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The world is facing the largest human displacement crisis in history with more than 68 million people forced to leave their homes because of violence, conflict or persecution. Each year Australia accepts around 18,000 refugees through the United Nation's humanitarian settlement programs. Many of the refugees who settle in Australia have experienced trauma, torture or the loss of loved ones. They bring with them  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Personal narratives
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Laurie Nowell
ISBN: 9781925642735 1925642739
OCLC Number: 1083651612
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Description: 208 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly colour), portraits ; 24 cm.
Contents: Foreword --
Introduction --
Surviving ISIS --
Stories of the Rohingya --
Welcome to Carlton --
Finding family --
Bombs, threats, executions --
Rising above tragedy to become the heart and soul of a refugee community --
Forced to flee a lifetime of work --
Eascape from the 'killing fields' --
Conflict, cancer and cruelty --
The business of settling into a new community --
New school English program reaches out to parents --
Saving a culture from extinction --
Feeding a passion for self-reliance --
Refugee doctor's story of courage and persistence --
Syrian refugees between a rock and a hard place --
Refugee's ordeal sparks a passion for justice and fairness --
Refugee's smile holds long and tortuous journey to safety --
Refugge musician reaches out across the globe --
From Persia to Parade College --
Standing up for the truth in the face of torture --
Asylum seeker wins national poetry prize --
A musician's battle to be heard --
Six years on the run for the book burners --
One woman's refugee journey --
Looking for a promised land --
Capturing diversity through a camera lens --
The Karen of Nhill --
Singing a song for freedom --
Noor's story --
From killing fields to mansion gardens --
Batoor's journey --
A new lease on life for a refugee family --
Refugee's are provides economic and emotional sustenance --
Blood fued's, battles and bandits --
Courage and resilience revealed in a smile --
Escaping the horrors of the Syrian conflict --
Small acts of kindess making a big difference --
Overcoming abuse --
Mums on a mission to help --
The rug maker's journey --
Of cows, women and war --
Refugee doctor wants to contribute --
Refugee's long, difficult journey ends in Melbourne --
Studying and striving in wartime --
Voyage to freedom --
Surviving genocide --
Long walk to safety --
Finding safety and opportunity --
Refugees and migrants in Australia.
Responsibility: Laurie Nowell.

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"The world is facing the largest human displacement crisis in history with more than 68 million people forced to leave their homes because of violence, conflict or persecution. Each year Australia accepts around 18,000 refugees through the United Nation's humanitarian settlement programs. Many of the refugees who settle in Australia have experienced trauma, torture or the loss of loved ones. They bring with them memories, traditions, culture and history. They also bring with them hopes, dreams and ambitions for their children. They are, by definition, resilient and ingenious people who have overcome challenges and dangers just to get here. Refugee Stories is about the experiences and the hopes and aspirations of refugees who have made Australia home; and also about those in our society who have tried to make them welcome. These are inspirational stories of ordinary people forced by circumstances beyond their control to make extraordinary physical and emotional journeys to safety and freedom."--Back cover.

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