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 will have a a key role to play in schools across Australia.

Eva Sallis's 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.

'Stories to melt the hardest heart.' - Helen Garner

'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



ISBN: 9781862546295
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 224
Publication Date: 15 Jul 2004
Publisher: Wakefield Press
Publication City, Country: Kent Town, Australia
Dimensions (cm): 21(H) x 14(L)
Weight (gm): 260


Author Biography

Sonja Dechian is a writer, researcher, and presenter with ABC Asia Pacific and is the secretary of Australians Against Racism. Heather Miller is the ghostwriter for "Eli's Wings" and the editor of "Breathe of Life." Eva Sallis is cofounder of Australians Against Racism and designed and coordinated the nationwide 2002 Australia IS Refugees! competition through which these stories were collected.
Dark Dreams: Australian refugee stories by young writers aged 11-20 years

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