Stories from refugees & asylum seekers

Unknown: A Refugee's Story

Unknown: A Refugee’s Story

Akuch Kuol Anyieth

A moving, confronting and ultimately uplifting story about a young girl's escape, with her family, from war-torn South Sudan to Kakuma Refugee Camp in Kenya, and then to Australia.

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Seeking Asylum: Our Stories

Seeking Asylum: Our Stories

Asylum Seeker Resource Centre

The voices Australia should hear

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 Read reviewStill Alive

Still Alive

Safdar Ahmed

In early 2011, Safdar Ahmed visited Sydney's Villawood Immigration Detention Centre for the first time. He brought pencils and sketchbooks into the centre and started drawing with the people detained there. Their stories are told...

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Escape from Manus: The Untold True Story

Escape from Manus: The Untold True Story

Jaivet Ealom

The powerful account of how one man escaped the prison of Manus Island. A true story of bravery and resilience.

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The World Is Not Big Enough

The World Is Not Big Enough

Vanessa Russell

Following one woman on her search for humanity in a broken system, The World Is Not Big Enough is the less-told story of asylum seekers and refugees in Australia.

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We Are Here

We Are Here

Fiona Harari

These are the last adult witnesses - in their own words.

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No Friend But the Mountains: Writing from Manus Prison

No Friend But the Mountains: Writing from Manus Prison

Behrouz Boochani, Omid Tofighian

Written in secrecy on a contraband mobile phone from Manus detention centre by journalist Behrouz Boochani, No Friend but the Mountains became the bestselling, award-winning book of 2018.

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First, They Erased Our Name: A Rohingya Speaks

First, They Erased Our Name: A Rohingya Speaks

Habiburahman, Sophie Ansel

For the first time, a Rohingya speaks up to expose the persecution facing his people

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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 Happiest Refugee: My Journey from Tragedy to Comedy

The Happiest Refugee: My Journey from Tragedy to Comedy

Anh Do

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

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The Displaced: Refugee Writers on Refugee Lives

The Displaced: Refugee Writers on Refugee Lives

Viet Nguyen, David Bezmozgis, Thi Bui, Reyna Grande

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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We Refugees

We Refugees

Emma Larking

They are our neighbours, ancestors, friends; not a tide or a crisis but a test of our imagination. The stories, essays and poetry in this beautiful anthology bridge cultural divides to offer hope and healing. A fundraiser for the...

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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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The Writing on the Wall

The Writing on the Wall

Juliet Rieden

In 1939, as Hitler's troops are marching on Prague, a Jewish couple makes a heartbreaking decision that will save their eight-year-old son's life but change their family forever.

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