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Dark Dreams

Australian refugee stories by young writers aged 11-20 years

Sonja Dechian, Heather Millar, Eva Sallis

Dark Dreams
Dark Dreams: Australian refugee stories is a unique anthology of essays, interviews, and stories written by children and young adults. The stories are the finest of hundreds collected through a nationwide schools competition in 2002. The essays and stories represent many different countries and themes. Some focus on survival, some on horrors, some on the experiences and alienation of a new world. This book has a key role to play in schools across Australia.

Eva Sallis also publishes under the name Eva Hornung. Her first novel Hiam won The Australian Vogel and the Dobbie Literary Awards. She is co-founder of Australians Against Racism and is a Visiting Research Fellow at the University of Adelaide.

Praise for Dark Dreams:
'Stories to melt the hardest heart.' - Helen Garner

'The accounts of discrimination, desperation, survival, love, fear, and determination are heart-rending and students will find this compilation moving and thought-provoking' - L. Pfister, SCAN online journal for educators

'We have not been allowed to know the (recent) refugees as human beings ... These stories change all that and force a personal response from the reader.' - Phillip Adams

'Throughout each unfathomable circumstance, we are confronted by our own privilege and the mistreatment of migrants and asylum seekers ... Essential reading.' - divabooknerd

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Category Biography/Autobiography/True Stories
Format Paperback
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Size 210 x 140 mm
ISBN 9781862546295
Extent 224 pages
Price: AU$19.95 including GST
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