Stories from refugees & asylum seekers

The Road Before Me Weeps

The Road Before Me Weeps

Nick Thorpe

A powerful and revealing firsthand account of the migrant and refugee experience on the overland route across Europe

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Going Back

Going Back

Dr Munjed Al Muderis, Patrick Weaver

Munjed's new book is once more a journey, but this time in taking him across the world on a quest to save others rather than himself.  

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This Land Is Our Land: An Immigrant's Manifesto

This Land Is Our Land: An Immigrant’s Manifesto

Suketu Mehta

When today's immigrants are asked, `Why are you here?', they can justly respond, `We are here because you were there.' And now that they are here, as Mehta demonstrates, immigrants bring great benefits, enabling countries and...

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No Friend But the Mountains

No Friend But the Mountains

Behrouz Boochani, Omid Tofighian

An account of life inside Manus detention centre, from journalist and asylum-seeker Behrouz Boochani.  

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Home: Drawings by Syrian Children

Home: Drawings by Syrian Children

Ben Quilty

A collection of drawings by Syrian children, the most vulnerable victims of a brutal civil war, curated by Archibald Prize winner Ben Quilty, with a Foreword by Man Booker Prize winner Richard Flanagan.

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Offshore: Behind the wire on Manus and Nauru

Offshore: Behind the wire on Manus and Nauru

Madeline Gleeson

What has happened on Nauru and Manus since Australia began its most recent offshore processing regime in 2012? This essential book provides a comprehensive and uncompromising overview of the first three years of...

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We Are Displaced

We Are Displaced

Malala Yousafzai

Five years on from the publication of her internationally bestselling memoir, We Are Displaced presents true stories of the refugee experience interwoven with Malala's own story of her displacement.  

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 Read reviewThey Cannot Take the Sky: Stories from Detention

They Cannot Take the Sky: Stories from Detention

Michael Green, Angelica Neville, André Dao, Dana Affleck, Sienna Merope

Revealing, moving and confronting accounts of the reality of life in mandatory detention by those who've experienced it.

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The Rugmaker of Mazar-e-Sharif

The Rugmaker of Mazar-e-Sharif

Najaf Mazari, Robert Hillman

Traces the story of an Afghani refugee's journey from shepherd boy in the mountains of northern Afghanistan and his flight from certain death by the Taliban, to owner of a successful traditional rug shop in Melbourne.

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Displaced, The:Refugee Writers on Refugee Lives: Refugee Writers on Refugee Lives

Displaced, The:Refugee Writers on Refugee Lives: Refugee Writers on Refugee Lives

Viet Thanh Nguyen, David Bezmozgis

An anthology of personal essays on the refugee experience from twenty leading refugee writers, edited by Viet Thanh Nguyen, the critically-acclaimed, best-selling author of The Sympathizer. 

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The Displaced: Refugee Writers on Refugee Lives

The Displaced: Refugee Writers on Refugee Lives

Viet Thanh Nguyen

An anthology of personal essays on the refugee experience from twenty leading refugee writers, edited by Viet Thanh Nguyen, the critically-acclaimed, best-selling author of The Sympathizer.

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The Best We Could Do

The Best We Could Do

Thi Bui

Now in paperback, Thi Sui's intimate and moving portrait of her family's journey from their war-torn home in Vietnam to their new lives in America

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Unpolished Gem

Unpolished Gem

Alice Pung

Offers a vivid and ironic sense of two worlds. Combines the story of Pung's life growing up in suburban Footscray, with the inherited stories of the women in her family.

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The Fox Hunt

The Fox Hunt

Mohammed Al Samawi

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My Country: A Syrian Memoir

My Country: A Syrian Memoir

Kassem Eid

An unforgettable memoir of growing up in Syria under al-Assad's regime, surviving a gas attack, and rallying worldwide support to break the siege of cities across the country, with a foreword by Janine di Giovanni.

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The Power of Good People

The Power of Good People

Para Paheer, Alison Corke

Para was barely five years old when civil war erupted in Sri Lanka. Nearly three decades later it ended in appalling horror and bloodshed. Tens of thousands of innocent civilians died. Survival required courage, ingenuity - and...

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The Happiest Refugee

The Happiest Refugee

Anh Do

The laugh-out-loud, reach-for-your-hanky story of one of Australia's best-loved comedians.

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Walking Free

Walking Free

Munjed Al Muderis, Patrick Weaver

One man's phenomenal tale of escaping a death sentence in Iraq, surviving the Australian Refugee system and becoming a pioneering surgeon at the forefront of Orthopaedic medicine.

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Good Muslim Boy

Good Muslim Boy

Osamah Sami

Good Muslim Boy is a hilarious and heartbreaking memoir of loss, love and family. It's about what we'll do to live up to expectations - and what we must do to live with ourselves.

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