Book Launch: Smuggled
Readings St Kilda — 112 Acland St, St Kilda, Victoria, 3182
Join us as Professor Joy Damousi, of Australian Catholic University, launches Julie Kalman and Ruth Balint’s Smuggled: An illegal history of journeys to Australia.
Based on original research and revealing personal interviews, this marks the first attempt to detach the term ‘people smuggler’ from its pejorative connotations, and provides a compelling insight into a defining yet unexplored part of Australia’s history. Smuggled recounts the journeys to Australia of refugees and their smugglers since the Second World War – from Jews escaping the Holocaust, Eastern Europeans slipping through the Iron Curtain, ‘boat people’ fleeing the Vietnam War to refugees escaping unthinkable violence in the Middle East and Africa.
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