Category: Migrant stories


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Australia's Second Chance What Our History Tells Us About Our Future

By: Megalogenis, George

Price: $34.99

Publisher: Australia, Penguin Books Australia: 23/Sep/2015

Seller ID: 29897

ISBN: 1926428579

336 The bestselling author of The Australian Moment asks the most important question confronting the country right now - how do we maintain our winning streak? Most nations don't get a first chance to prosper. Australia is on its second. For the best part of the nineteenth century, Australia was the world's richest country, a pioneer for democracy and a magnet for migrants. Yet our last big boom was followed by a fifty-year bust as we lost our luck, our riches and our nerve, and shut our doors on the world. Now we're back on top, in the position where history tells us we made our biggest mista... View more info

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Long Way Home

By: Brierley, Saroo

Price: $22.99

Publisher: Australia, Penguin Books Australia: 14/Feb/2017

Seller ID: 29894

ISBN: 0143786504

272 A true story of survival and triumph against incredible odds, now the major motion picture Lion starring Dev Patel, Nicole Kidman and Rooney Mara. When Saroo Brierley used Google Earth to find his long-lost home town half a world away, he made global headlines. Saroo had become lost on a train in India at the age of five. Not knowing the name of his family or where he was from, he survived for weeks on the streets of Kolkata, before being taken into an orphanage and adopted by a couple in Australia. Despite being happy in his new family, Saroo always wondered about his origins. He spent... View more info

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By: Ellis, Deborah

Price: $12.95

Publisher: Australia, Allen & Unwin: 1/Jan/2002

Seller ID: 10898

ISBN: 1865086940

195 x 130mm. 180 There are many types of battle in Afghanistan. Imagine living in a country where women and girls are not allowed to leave the house without a man. Imagine having to wear clothes that cover every part of your body, including your face, whenever you go out. This is the life of Parvana, a young girl growing up in Afghanistan under the control of an extreme religious military group. When soldiers burst into her home and drag her father off to prison, Parvana is forced to take responsibility for her whole family, dressing as a boy to make a living in the marketplace of Kabul, riski... View more info

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Still Lucky Why You Should Feel Optimistic About Australia and its People

By: Huntley, Rebecca

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Australia, Penguin Books Australia: 30/Jan/2017

Seller ID: 29895

ISBN: 0670079235

304 'The essential work on the Australian people in the twenty-first century.' George Megalogenis At a time when politics seems increasingly negative and our society increasingly divided, Still Lucky shows that we are more fortunate than we think, and have more in common than we know. Rebecca Huntley, one of Australia's most experienced and knowledgeable social researchers, wants to break through all the noise and make you feel better about this country and the people around you. Our politicians are becoming more conservative, both in their policies and their ambitions for the country, but t... View more info

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Yassmin's Story

By: Abdel-Magied, Yassmin

Price: $22.99

Publisher: Australia, Random House Australia: 30/Jan/2017

Seller ID: 29896

ISBN: 0857986171

336 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 could not be a more unlikely place on earth for a young Muslim woman to want to be. This is the story of how she got there, where she is going, and how she wants the world to change. Born in the Sudan, Yassmin and her parents moved to Brisbane when she was two, and she has been tackling barriers ever since. At 16 she founded Youth Without Borders, an organisation ... View more info