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They Cannot Take the Sky: Stories from Detention

They Cannot Take the Sky: Stories from Detention

Revealing, moving and confronting accounts of the reality of life in mandatory detention by those who've experienced it.

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ISBN 9781760292805
Barcode 9781760292805
Published 22 February 2017 by Allen & Unwin
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) Edited by Green, Michael
Edited by Neville, Angelica
Edited by Dao, Andrea
Edited by Affleck, Dana
Edited by Merope, Sienna
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Full details for this title

ISBN-13 9781760292805
ISBN-10 176029280X
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Allen & Unwin
Imprint Allen & Unwin
Publication Date 22 February 2017
International Publication Date 15 March 2017
Publication Country Australia Australia
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) Edited by Green, Michael
Edited by Neville, Angelica
Edited by Dao, Andrea
Edited by Affleck, Dana
Edited by Merope, Sienna
Category Refugees & Political Asylum
Human Rights
International Humanitarian Law
Australian
Number of Pages 336
Dimensions Width: 153mm
Height: 234mm
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Current Affairs & Issues
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code Not specified
Catalogue Code 727223

Description of this Book

They Cannot Take The Sky is an oral history project documenting the stories of men, women and children who have experienced Australian mandatory detention over the past 23 years. It seeks to bring a new perspective to the public understanding of mandatory detention by sharing the reality of the people who have lived it...Through in depth interviews with current and ex-detainees, it captures narrators' histories, experiences of seeking protection in Australia and the detailed reality of mandatory detention...Working with narrators, these interviews are then edited into first person narratives that take the form of literary short stories.

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Author's Bio

Behind the Wire is an award-winning oral history organisation. It works with men, women and children who have sought asylum in our community and who have experienced mandatory immigration detention in Australia, Papua New Guinea or Nauru. Its projects include a book, audio book, podcast, museum exhibition, listening parties, and photographic portraits. For more information, see: www.behindthewire.org.au

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