Stories from refugees & asylum seekers

No Friend But the Mountains: Writing from Manus Prison

No Friend But the Mountains: Writing from Manus Prison

Behrouz Boochani, Omid Tofighian

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

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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: An Illustrated Memoir

The Best We Could Do: An Illustrated Memoir

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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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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The Optician of Lampedusa

The Optician of Lampedusa

Emma-Jane Kirby

From an award-winning BBC journalist, this moving book turns the testimony of an accidental hero into a timeless story about human fellowship and the awakening of courage and conscience.'I can hardly begin to describe...

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A Hope More Powerful than the Sea

A Hope More Powerful than the Sea

Melissa Fleming

A young refugee's story of terror, love and survival

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The Girl Who Smiled Beads

The Girl Who Smiled Beads

Clemantine Wamariya, Elizabeth Weil

A riveting story of dislocation, survival, and the power of stories to break or save us

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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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Songs of a War Boy

Songs of a War Boy

Deng Thiak Adut, Ben McKelvey

The true story of Deng Adut - Sudanese child soldier, refugee, man of hope

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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

Dr. 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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Hope in a Ballet Shoe

Hope in a Ballet Shoe

Michaela DePrince (Author), Elaine DePrince

Growing up in war-torn Sierra Leone, she witnesses atrocities that no child ever should. Her father is killed by rebels and her mother dies of famine. Sent to an orphanage, Michaela is mistreated and she sees the brutal murder of...

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Yassmin's Story

Yassmin’s Story

Yassmin Abdel-Magied

At 21, Yassmin found herself working on a remote Australian oil and gas rig; she was the only woman and certainly the only Sudanese-Egyptian-Australian background Muslim woman. With her hijab quickly christened a 'tea cosy' there...

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City of Thorns: Nine Lives in the World's Largest Refugee Camp

City of Thorns: Nine Lives in the World’s Largest Refugee Camp

Ben Rawlence

In City of Thorns, Ben Rawlence interweaves the stories of nine individuals to show what life is like in Dadaab refugee camp and to sketch the wider political forces that keep the refugees trapped there.

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We Are Here

We Are Here

Cat Thao Nguyen

Told through the bright and unflinching eyes of Cat Thao, a daughter born in a refugee camp, We Are Here is a memoir that begins in 1975 with her family's gripping exodus by foot out of post-war Vietnam - a dangerous journey,...

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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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Persepolis I and II (Film tie-in)

Persepolis I and II (Film tie-in)

Marjane Satrapi

Tells the story of Marjane Satrapi's life in Tehran from the ages of six to fourteen, years that saw the overthrow of the Shah's regime, the triumph of the Islamic Revolution and the devastating effects of war with Iraq. This book...

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